saw a post about movie/book plots that literally said "no female character should ever have to die just to give motivation to a male character" and its just made me kinda baffled. I took it to mean 'mans backstory is his characterless wife was murdered and thus revenge, go', but i followed the post and there was this huge argument about how its NEVER ok for a woman to die. EVER. even a main female character who is amazingly written in every way. nope. women cant die u guys.
FFS. Death is inevitable. I am pretty sure the number of people who have “escaped death” are limited to gods and their chosen ones in mythologies (ie, not everyone).
A female character dying is ok. That being a motivator for a male character is ok. If you don’t like a female character dying, then head canon it not happening through some weird way (which is exactly what I have done for a recent movie, lol), just be respectful about it.