Words lose power when they're bandied about indiscriminately. Consider the overworked "awesome." When someone hands you a coffee you just paid for, that's not awesome. However, watching the sun seemingly dip into the Pacific Ocean exemplifies the word. Such is the way of "badass." It gets tossed around so much that any female who can lace up a pair of Converse and fix a steely gaze is heralded as a badass. Allow us to introduce you to a bona fide badass: Queen Latifah.
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