Fiction isn’t a behaviour manual, and female characters do not exist to be role models (and we really shouldn’t even want them to be). Male characters don’t have to be role models to be good characters: they can be serial killers and bad lovers and liars and we still want to sympathize with them and read about them. Male characters are allowed to be interesting; female characters should have the same privilege. [MORE]

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Fiction isn’t a behaviour manual, and female characters do not exist to be role models (and we really shouldn’t even want them to be). Male characters don’t have to be role models to be good characters: they can be serial killers and bad lovers and liars and we still want to sympathize with them and read about them. Male characters are allowed to be interesting; female characters should have the same privilege. [MORE]

There. Reblobbable.

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    Excellent response. Really fed up of female characters having to be exactly the same. Really, all the constant wars over...
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    Thank you. Seriously.
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