lliira: Fang from FF13 (Default)
[personal profile] lliira
I haven't read enough books with this exact issue to fully develop the theory yet, but...

It seems that a lot of books with Exceptional Woman Syndrome, Badass Variety, besides denigrating feminine women, have a very high number of male characters who are total cardboard cutouts. Their "personalities" consist of: hot and props up heroine. 

I guess lots of books starring Badass Men have female characters who are only hot and prop up the hero, so this is some sort of turnabout. But it's still damn boring either way. 

Date: 2015-05-29 02:32 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Yup. Bad writing with less annoying gender stereotypes is still bad writing. *sigh*

Date: 2015-05-29 10:02 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Bluh!

Nooo, don't send the bad writing to fantasy... there's quite enough of that over here. ;)

Date: 2015-05-29 08:42 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Depending on the writer, yes, this is entirely true, or is less true to certain amount of degrees. The "hot" part almost always carries through, the personality may or may not.

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