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Badass Fictional Women to Remember

Let’s commemorate our favorite badass characters in Hollywood productions, as their roles are often overshadowed. Here are 8 of the most badass fictional women who deserve a shout-out.

  1. Shuri, Black Panther

Shuri is Black Panther’s younger sister, but she steals the show.  Extremely tech savvy, Shuri uses her technology to help advance the world of Wakanda. Women are not often portrayed as being brilliant and passionate about science and Shuri inspires women to own their strengths. 

2. Elastigirl, The Incredibles

Elastigirl balances being a mother of three, running a household, and saving the world with her superhuman elasticity. She does not allow her husband to disregard the family; she also does not let Mr. Incredible have all the glory. So, Elastigirl is runs the show in  Incredibles 2, empowering women by demonstrating that we don’t have to conform to traditional roles.

  1. Diana, Wonder Woman

Diana is a warrior who saves the world from the destruction of Ares, God of war. As a woman transcending gender and societal norms, she inspires young women to own their unique selves. In addition, she encourages us to be more open and unlearn preconceived notions and standards.

  1. Elle Woods, Legally Blonde

Elle Woods is constantly misjudged, as people chiefly base their impressions on her physical appearance and deem her all beauty and no brains. Moreover, she inspires us to never let people bash us and to believe in yourself.

  1. Clarice Starling, Silence of the Lambs

Clarice Starling is an FBI agent who is engaging with serial killer Hannibal Lecter, in an effort to obtain information about Buffalo Bill. Hannibal Lecter taunts and attempts to intimidate Starling, but Starling is mature and confident, refusing to lose focus. For many years, FBI agents were strictly roles for men, but Clarice Starling inspired a movement toward change.

  1. Celie, The Color Purple

Celie endures numerous struggles as she grows up, such as rape, depression, and beatings. Furthermore, people always told her that she was ugly. Ultimately, she demonstrates that truly, what is on the inside is what matters when we discuss beauty. She is a fighter, and encourages us to join her. 

  1. Hermione Granger, Harry Potter

Hermione Granger: star student, loyal friend, and brave fighter. Continually standing up for herself and owning her voice, Granger ignites a flame in women, encouraging them to hold their heads high when the future seems bleak. 

  1. Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Bennett resists conforming to gender and class norms, refusing to marry the man of her parent’s wishes. Although dated, this story illustrates how women have long been fighting against the patriarchy. Through her confidence, bravery and wit, Elizabeth inspires women to challenge societal standards. 

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