irritating women

saybitchSo I’ve been thinking a lot about my list of favorite female protagonists, and then other female protagonists that I don’t like as much, and I’ve come to the unavoidable conclusion that I like difficult women. Because I am one, you’ll conclude. Maybe. It’s true I have this lovely magnet you see here in a prominent place on the notice board immediately to the left of my desk.

Thinking about this, the hard part is defining the line between good-difficult and too-difficult. I think it has something to do with generosity, for me personally. A female protagonist can be difficult in many ways and still stay on my good side, but she has to have a generosity of mind to really win me over, even though she may not be in a position to show it.

More on this, maybe tomorrow.