The story shows many rebels who stood up to all resistance and went their own way, like pirates, warriors and women who fought with martial arts for women’s rights. But also fantasy literature and pop culture know female figures who go their own way, sometimes more or less warlike. Tolkien even has several such female figures in his Legendarium; better known ones like Éowyn, Galadriel and Lúthien and lesser known ones like Haleth and her warriors or Aredhel.
In the newer known English Fantasy there are also female figures who are “strong” in various ways and go their way. The “Riot Grrrl” movement of the 90s helped fantasy action heroines like Xena and Buffy to cult status.
The multimedia lecture Bad Girls… by Isabel Busch on MagicCon 4 tells about these women, the real ones as well as the fictional ones. The aim is to both inform and entertain.