Not sure how I found this site.
However, this is VERY interesting. It can also relate to writing ‘strong female’ characters.
One of the ‘weaknesses’ of my first novel is that Lindsey is torn between being a good daughter and being a business owner.
A reviewer expressed surprise that Lindsey didn’t like confrontations. She side-steps them with her family and her employees, which gets her into a whole lot of trouble.
The stereotype that a ‘business woman’ is hard and mean, confrontational and sarcastic is a deep one. However, it has been my experience that most women don’t like confrontations and WILL sidestep them.
But I degress – this is a good essay.