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On a post discussing, in part, what exactly makes a good female role model, and a particular subculture’s failure to account for its skeletons in the closet when it comes to sexism and unequal treatment, the overwhelming majority of the comments are from women, and are supportive and enthusiastic. The only negative/critical comments, which range from banal nit-picking and derailing to outright slut-shaming and misogyny, come from men.

So, who should be the ones deciding who constitutes a good female role model, or just a good female fictional character, again?

* There’s no way of course, for me to really ascertain the gender identity of the commenters. But, basing their probably gender on their self-chosen monikers, I’m going to take them in good faith.

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