Her point was basically that, when a strong female protagonist acts like a man, there simply isn't any difference than having a strong male protagonist. I'm wondering what Elliquiy thinks: if a female protagonist is masculine, is it effectively the same as having a male protagonist?
Personal opinion? I agree with her.
The issue is that we need to define 'strength' for each gender. What makes a man look like a 'strong' protagonist is actually quite different than what makes a woman a strong one.
There are two major stereotypes for us men:
A) The Masterless Man: Exemplified by Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian and other lone hero types, this is a man who surmounts all challenges on his own, whether they be brawn, brains or sheer luck, he perseveres all on his own needing no one.
B) The Captain: The leader of men, the King, the Commander. This archetype is on top of the heap, often the type that clawed, fought and earned his position, he now looks over a group of other fellows and is admired and loved by them as he leads them to prosperity in some fashion.
Admittedly there are others but these two are the most common in adult (As opposed to Adult) literature.\
To be honest, I have no idea what sort of female protagonists need to be considered 'strong' by other women.