I was speaking more generally. Like, yeah, when there is a female minifig in Castle, it's usually a queen/princess (because that's the most obvious choice). There just isn't very many female minifigs in Castle. Take the Castle 2007 line. There was one female (the princess in need of saving in the Skeleton Tower, of course) and countless males. Well, skeletons are of indeterminate gender, I suppose. But you get my point.
And then the only other recent female minifig in Castle (excluding chess sets, where queens are more or less required) was the peasant in the advent calendar. Appreciated, but again, not exactly a strong female character.
This is actually an issue I have with LEGO in general. I really don't understand why LEGO sees fit to position itself almost exclusively as a "boy's toy." To be honest, I don't understand gender typing in toys period, but especially in something as universal as LEGO. LEGO bricks are building blocks. We don't think of blocks as an exclusively boy toy, do we? And yet, outside of Clickits, Belville, and the pink brick bucket, LEGO seems to target boys exclusively.
Go to the S@H holiday section and browse the "boy" and "girl" sections. The only "real" set in the "girl" section is the nurse and patient, presumably because of the female nurse. Almost every other set, even seemingly gender-neutral ones, was placed in the "boys" section. Other retailers do the same thing, and I can't blame them, with LEGO themselves setting such an example.
Look at the City 40-figure set. Count the female minifigs. (No, really.) According to LEGO, girls can grow up only to be nurses, princesses, or a bunch of generic women with identical ponytails.
I s'pose this is getting off topic. This isn't meant to be some sort of feminist rant (for starters, I'm a dude), just an observation. Like I said earlier, I don't really understand gender typing through toys to begin with, but especially not for something as universal as blocks. LEGO bricks are really the only sort of block that targets boys so exclusively (the LEGO clones are just following their lead).
I'm sure LEGO's answer to this, of course, would be that boys are simply the ones buying the most bricks, and LEGO is just responding to the market. Perhaps...but I can't help but feel that, if LEGO hadn't been positioning its key product as a "boy's toy" for decades now, girls would be more apt to try it out.
I collect LEGO themes that start with "C." And Pirates. I call them "Corsairs."