I’m not the first to write on this topic, and I certainly won’t be the last. But I’m going to be short but sweet.
“Strong female hero”
“Hero,” definition #1a in Merriam-Webster: A mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability (emphasis mine).
Have you ever once read or heard someone say “strong male hero”? Or, even, “strong hero”?
Point made. Thank you for your time.
The inference is also ‘strong’ in the physical sense….dictionary meaning obviously written by a man;-)