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Worldbuilding With Female Characters

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There have been, in almost any era, women warriors: Harriet Tubman, Fu Hao, Tomoe Gozen (of whom I’m writing a book), Boudicca, Arachidamia. They generally stand out as the exception, rather than the rule, rendering them even more exceptional. Tomoe Gozen was said to have been incredibly strong, not just carrying a sword, but one that was oversized…