Coach Comet wrote:
There's also the effect that a female gender-role has on the population she'd be policing to consider.
"Dead or alive you're coming with me."
A couple of weeks ago I was on my way home when I pulled up next to a lady officer on a patrol bike at a stop light. She was one of the most beautiful women I'd ever seen. I waved. She smiled. I had half a mind to run the light.
I don't know though. I'm all for getting more women in leading action roles (it's actually a big thing for me), but I just don't see the purpose in something like this. Like someone said, ideally Robocop should be gender neutral.
It's like the Borg. There were women in the suits in both "Q Who?" and BOBW, but they had a close-up on the faces it was hard to tell. And even then, it was pretty androgynous.
I'm fairly sure Ryan was the first one depicted as overtly feminine.