Fran does what I am too cowardly to do, scratch that, won't or can't do. She is my vicarious brave.
You'd think genetically programmed males would be super brave. But, no you get a populated hypersphere of diverse variants. Drone males with the added role of mutual mother, advantageous for the tending of the babies and preparation for adult replacements but hopefully better tend to live longer than mere speediest breeder. Males have good reasons to be cowardly. Cowardly is a strategy, which, in the game of Prisoner's Dilemma, is Tit-for-Tat-lean-towards-Grim.
Males as human males as men/thems add a primate sensibility, but we know we are expendable on account of our shorter life span and ability to father millions of children even into late old age. Women?
Women are tough, brave, almost fearless. They are the castle keep all us sweet stupid knights protect.
Fran has been to a lot of tropes. Fearless.