We want your two cents. That’s right, yours. Weigh in on which of these female heroines is your favorite and why and post it in the comments. If you don’t see your fav, please write her in.
1.) Ilana (Ilana Glazer), Broad City. She’s funny as hell, sleeps with whomever she pleases, and does whatever the f@ck she wants.
2.) Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Alien series. She’s the only character to make it through four movies’ worth of alien attacks. Enough said.
3.) Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara or Noomi Rapace, depending on the version you see), Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Not only does Lisbeth Salander know how to get revenge, she can hack into your computer faster than Edward Snowden on speed.
4.) Jackie (Edie Falco), Nurse Jackie. The ultimate moral relativist, Nurse Jackie manages to be a scheming, unfaithful drug addict while still saving lives.
5.) Jessica (Krysten Ritter), Jessica Jones. Stronger than an ox even when deeply hungover, Jessica Jones keeps fighting for the good of humanity.
6.) Daenerys Targaryen/Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke), Game of Thrones. Khaleesi is tiny, but she sure knows how to discipline dragons. And make freed slaves bow at her feet.
7.) Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts), Erin Brockovich. No one does environmental advocacy better than Erin Brockovich. The next time Monsanto poisons your well, give her a call.
8.) Veronica (Winona Ryder), Heathers. Veronica stops a psychopath from blowing up her high school, even though she hates all of her classmates and teachers. Way to be selfless, Veronica.
9.) Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Game of Thrones. Brienne can handle a sword better than a lord. Hey, that rhymes!
10.) Loretta Lynn (Sissy Spacek), Coal Miner’s Daughter. Not only does Loretta grow up dirt poor and nearly shoeless in Appalachia, but, once she makes it as a singer, she still has to put up with her possessive, hard drinking husband.