if at least one man could be said to have been responsible for something good (an invention, etc.), even if it was still mostly women, it is “made by men” and “women couldn’t have done it without men”
if something bad is done completely overwhelmingly by men, it’s “gender-neutral!” and “everyone/anyone does it!” and “women do it too!” and “don’t pin this all on men why do you hate men!”
If men want all the credit for the advancement of human intelligence and innovation, then they get all the blame for the war, violence, oppression, and stifling of human (read: female) ingenuity too.
- female characters are allowed to cry
- female characters are allowed to be scared
- female characters are allowed to be stoic
- female characters are allowed to feel and express any emotions/lack of emotions that are textually relevant and in-line with their character.