Real life is actually full of strong female characters. They have no superpowers. They weren’t chosen by anybody. Their heroism is as banal as the evil they refuse to stand for. For example, the women of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Where do you think badass women learn their sass, if not from books? Without strong female heroines like Jo March, Scarlett O'Hara, and, more recently, Ani FaNelli, how would women have learned to dress fearlessly, boss men around in style, and shut
Loretta Perfectus Walsh (22 Apr 1896 - 6 Aug 1925) became the first American active-duty Navy woman, and the first woman allowed to serve as a woman, in any of the U.S. armed forces other than as a nurse, when she enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1917. 12 days later, WWI was declared. She became the first woman Navy Petty Officer, Chief Yeoman, and was the first of 13,000 yeoman females entitled to receive the same military pay and benefits.