In class, we were talking about female characters and their roles in movies. While some female characters are damsels in distress or weaklings others are strong and independent. Some are so strong that they are in leading roles. Take Ellen Ripley from the “Alien” movies. She’s strong, intelligent, and tough. Every time we see her go toe-to-toe with the Aliens she doesn’t back down or run away to a man for help. Ripley uses whatever resources that she can to kill the Aliens. A role like that could have been done by a man. However Sigourney Weaver’s portrayal of the brave soldier was just brilliant. I think that Ripley showed audiences that women can be fearless but still be feminine at the same time. Take note, Hollywood. It’s time that you make more strong female characters. Some guys could learn a thing or two from them.