Quote Originally Posted by indianroads View Post
I'll gladly cede that there must be some female authors that do a good job with male characters, but I've not encountered them. In my opinion Anne Rice, Ursula LeGuin, and Sara King (the only female authors I can think of off the top of my head) are all pretty bad. This is not important enough to argue about though, as I've enjoyed books by all the authors I mentioned.
I'm really struggling to come up with a polite answer. So I'll just say this: I firmly disagree. It's also *important*. Why do you think so many female authors have traditionally adopted male or gender-neutral pseudonyms (and still do nowadays, actually)? We can write about hard science, and we can write fight scenes, and we can write blokes, too. And vice-versa.