So, I was working on my novel this morning, and discovered something intriguing:
All of my ‘bad guys’ are male.
Of the cast of ‘good guys,’ the majority are female.
Now, I am definitely of the opinion that strong female characters were lacking in genre fiction, and in dystopian sci-fi are only recently showing up at all.
But what’s it say when only a few characters on the ‘good’ side are guys?
Of course, not all of these characters are perfect, in fact they each make things more complicated in their own ways. Am I unintentionally saying something I shouldn’t? What do you think?