After like the hundredth time, she's getting kidnapped by Bowser, all over again. If I was her I would be tired of playing the victim too. Sure, she got to be "one of the guys" in Mario Bros. 2, but that turned out to just be a dream. And she did eventually get a starring role in her own videogame... where she had to use her emotional powers to overcome obstacles and defeat her enemies. She's just as much perpetually trapped by old tropes just as often as she is stuck in Bowser's clutches.
Among the weapons she has utilized in various Mario games: Slapping gloves, an umbrella, a frying pan, pink hearts, and her emotions
*Surprise! This was a partial crop of a mural WIP. Here is part of the mural: fav.me/d6mghk7