Joss Whedon writes women particularly well. What could you feel reading his character?
Just that she doesn’t apologize for anything. She doesn’t apologize for being intelligent or strong. She never references that “Oh, by the way, I’m also a woman” and that’s great. That’s the way it should be. In an ideal world you wouldn’t have to fight for it or excuse it or explain it in any way. So she’s just a well rounded human being and she happens to be a female.
— Elizabeth Henstridge talking to Crave Online last fall (x)