Word. x1000. There's actually another example of this. Are you familiar with the movie ALIEN? Despite having a lot of yucky, sexual, elemental imagery, it's generally considered a feminist film. So much so that Alison Bechdel used it as the foundation of her famous "Bechdel Test." Bechdel maintained that a film was not interesting to her unless it included at least one conversation between two female characters that was not about a man, and used ALIEN as her example of a film she was interested in, i.e. it "passed." Most mainstream films, both at the time in 1979 and today, don't. ALIEN was written by two men, who were not setting out to write a feminist film (so far as I am aware). Here is what they did: In their first draft, they wrote every character as a male, much like their inspirations in old sci-fi B-movies. In revision, they decided to select two characters and turn them into women...without changing a single line of dialogue. Of course, there were changes that resulted in the final film from this choice. A scene depicting a sexual relationship between Ripley and Dallas was storyboarded, but then dropped before shooting. And when the Alien slays Lambert it is implied that it rapes her. But the foundation of the dialogue stayed the same. The male -> female characters speak professionally, about their job and their circumstances. And that end result wound up getting praised by women, including feminist scholars. That's how two guys who set out to make a monster movie accidentally made an important feminist contribution. So...if you're a man, and you have any interest in writing female characters that appeal to women, it's been seriously suggested that a quick-and-dirty method is to write your first draft with all male characters, and then semi-randomly switch the genders around. For bonus points, do NOT amend or remove any romantic relationships if they end up as gay relationships. As for comparing Simon Furman to George Lucas or suggesting that Scott's female characters are notably bad in the context of the Transformers franchise...yeah, have fun over there.