Patty JenkinsAfter James Cameron's out-of-nowhere diss that "Wonder Woman" is "a step backwards," Patty Jenkins, who directed "Wonder Woman," had an epic response.

In a statement posted to Twitter, she wrote, "James Cameron's inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising, as, although he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman."

While she thanked him for praising her film "Monster" (which earned a Best Actress Oscar for Charlize Theron), she pointed out he entirely missed why women loved seeing a strong female lead -- even if *gasp* she's attractive. And that for a female lead to be considered "strong," she doesn't have to be "hard, tough, and troubled."

She added, "There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman."

Jenkins wasn't the only one who objected to Cameron's putdown, with people on Twitter -- including Lena Dunham -- pointing out his less-than-praiseworthy treatment of Kate Winslet and ex-wives Linda Hamilton and Kathryn Bigelow, who bested Cameron as Best Director at the 2009 Oscars.

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Wonder Woman
PG-132017
Based on 50 critics

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable... Read More

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