I’ll get over it later and actually hunker down to work on the story to get it fixed, but for now I’m just so mad about this whole thing about Hal having to have a more feminine name, contrasted with her not acting ‘strong’ enough.
The male privilege just reeks, and sometimes I forget how awful it can be.
No, she does not need a more feminine name. I, and my female protagonists named Henry, Toby, and George, tell you that he is wrong.
Trying to remember a book you read ages ago and not knowing the title or author is so depressing. It’s like the book is forever lost to you.