I think they should be portrayed equally. There are just as many women that are strong like men, emotionally and even physically. Yes, women are not as strong as men, biologically, but some women go through things that some men couldn't imagine.
How we really are you know some of us do use sex appeal or try to act tough but in reallity we are no different then the next person women have personilty not just our body part. Men are not always tough and the heros. We are humans we fail sometimes in life.