Quote Originally Posted by neandermagnon View Post
I hate the labelling of personality traits as "masculine" and "feminine" as they are just stereotypes within our culture, not universal truths and there are many people who don't fit those stereotypes.
With you on this one.

Any statistical set of differences, cultural or physiological, is utterly irrelevant when discussing individuals. (Rather like tests applied to individual stories. )

That said...the fact that these tests exist, are discussed, and so often get people's backs up does indicate a pervasive issue (although I tend to agree it's far worse in film and television, but that may be because of the books I choose to read). We're used to seeing women portrayed as two-dimensional background filler, and sometimes we unconsciously build off those portrayals in our own work.

Being aware doesn't mean you have to change anything, but IMHO it's never bad to be aware.