The science fiction world is littered with stories of the hero who’s either a man or a woman.
Some are more complicated than others, but the basic idea is that a male hero or female heroine is more likely to be drawn to a particular set of circumstances and traits than a male protagonist or a female heroine.
That means that if you’re interested in a certain set of gender dynamics, you should pick a story where it’s a male character, or at least a protagonist who happens to be male.
“The only thing we have to look at is the way the story is written,” said Dr. Karen Wessel, an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School.
“If you write a story that’s more complex, you’re going to have to have more work to work with to make it work for you.
But you do have to take the time to write a book that’s as complex as possible.”
The problem, though, is that it’s difficult to find any stories that are both gender-fluid and written with a lot of thought put into the plot.
“I think that people tend to read stories where a character is male or female and just assume that’s the way it’s going to be,” said Wessel.
“It’s not that it has to be that way.
You could write a really complicated story where the male character is the hero, the female character is a subservient servant and the male protagonist is the antagonist.
There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s kind of a missed opportunity.”
And even if you do find a story with some complexity, the odds are that the writer doesn’t know how to handle it.
“You’ve got to take that into account,” said Elizabeth Seltzer, a gender researcher and the author of Gender and Psychology.
“We’re not looking for books that make you feel good about yourself, but books that will help you understand how to think about gender and gender roles.”
The difficulty with the female gender role In some cases, it’s the writer’s responsibility to put the female characters in a place where they feel comfortable, Seltizer said.
“A lot of time, if the character is supposed to be female, then she’s supposed to do the things a male would do,” she said.
In the case of female protagonists, it might be a role that they’ve chosen themselves, which can be a bit tricky.
“Women have a tendency to put themselves in situations that are uncomfortable for men, whether it’s just because they’re uncomfortable with their body or their appearance,” Seltzers said.
She suggested that this might be why the character’s gender is rarely reflected in the narrative.
“Maybe they’re just really insecure about themselves,” she added.
“They feel like they don’t belong, that their whole identity is based on their body and their appearance.
For example, a character in a fantasy novel might have a gender-bending ability, but that’s usually a female superpower. “
Some female characters are really good at hiding their gender.”
For example, a character in a fantasy novel might have a gender-bending ability, but that’s usually a female superpower.
Seltzers research suggests that women tend to think of their own gender as a kind of mystery that they don