I get what you're saying here and I agree that the idea that all female characters must be asexual hard asses in order to be taken seriously and respected is no different from making every female be a damsel in distress. I just don't think IDW has done that bad a job at handling female characters when it comes to personalities and roles. Despite having a large role and power,Windblade doesn't have the war mongering personality IDW Elita 1 has and prefers to win people over,Nautica and Velocity are both oddball femmes,and Airrazor's no different from her original BW character. Those are examples of not every IDW femme being an asexual cold stuck up warrior. Their writing hasn't been perfect true but to say that they're treated horribly feels like an exaggeration. Besides it's not like IDW decided to pull a Furman and have all of the IDW be forced transgendered psychopaths like IDW Arcee. Believe me if Furman was still in charge he'd do that so let's be thankful that never happened.