how rick could have avoided that ‘harmful stereotype’, in one easy step:
“Reyna came to the realization that she had never actually been interested in Jason or Percy romantically. She convinced herself that she did because it was how she thought things were supposed to be, it just seemed obvious at the time. She always thought all girls felt the same way as she did about the boys they ‘liked’. The possibility that she might like girls and not boys barely even crossed her mind, and she always dismissed it quickly if it did.”
or something along those lines, thats like. a couple sentences? not that hard.
with this it’s clear that her relationships failing aren’t the reason she likes girls, but instead that they failed because she didn’t actually like boys in the first place.