I don’t know if it’s some kind of unconscious seeking of a mythological super-mom, or just a strong desire to see women finally stand and fight back against all the abuse that’s been dumped on them through the ages, but I have this absolute fascination with depictions of strong women – especially when they’re kicking some serious ass!
The most recent shining example of this came near the end of last Thursday’s episode of ABC’s FlashForward, in the character of FBI agent Janis Hawk (Christine Woods). Not only did this episode reveal her to be a lesbian looking for love (and who among us are not fascinated with that rejection of male dominance?) in spite of the fact that the “vision” she saw in her “flash forward” was of her being several months pregnant (more male ego tugging), but also included one of the most incredible female-on-male ass kicking scenes I’ve witnessed when two would be assassins tried to take her down. Hell she even took down the second assailant from the ground with some brilliant gun play after he shot her in the back! My kind of woman indeed!
Sadly, although a video search produced several good Youtube clips from this episode, none of them were available for embedding. If you click on the image below, however, you’ll open Youtube in a new window with the fight scene video. You can then choose others to view to your greedy little heart’s content.
As I’m not into doing “review” type posts, I recommend this one from MTV Movies Blog: ‘FlashForward’ Episode 1.05: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ for those who want more.
I’ve written before about how shy I am around women that I’m attracted to. I’ve also written about how I think that this is at least in part due to my fear of being seen as just another male on the make. My guess is that this is somewhat common amongst us “nerdy” types, but my problem is compounded by the fact that, other than wearing glasses, I don’t fit the physical profile of your stereotypical nerd. As for what I’d do if I’d actually found the woman of my dreams…
Anyway… Here are some more images of heroic female figures, along with a nice musical selection to enhance your browsing pleasure:
And finally, what collection of imaginary ass kicking women would be complete without the ultimate techno-geek superwoman:
Did I miss anyone?
I want ice water.