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Making the point that you can't be what you can't see

Women - and the marginalised - are empowered by people like them in important roles on screen.

For Patty Jenkins, who directed the movie Wonder Woman (above), this superhero's gender was incidental. Ms Jenkins said: "I wasn't directing a woman. I was just directing a hero."

"SHE'S so strong," the little girl seated next to me at a Brooklyn screening of Wonder Woman kept repeating to her mother, occasionally shielding her eyes.

It was the first fight scene of the movie, and I was trying not to sob.

Half an hour earlier, I'd been contemplating skipping...