I’m probably gonna catch some heat for this, but I keep seeing these “ positivity ” posts about OCs, especially of the “ love / respect / support female OCs !! ” variety, and I just want to say:
my opinion of or interest in your muse / OC is NOT determined by their gender.
I will not automatically love, respect, support, enjoy or be interested in your muse just because they’re female. you don’t get brownie points for that, just like you don’t and shouldn’t get brownie points just for writing a muse that is gay, trans, POC or disabled. real people are more than just their labels, and fictional ones should be no different.
so while I am all here for supporting OCs, I am not here to blindly support “all” of them; not female ones, not male ones, not non-binary or trans ones. I support interesting, original and well-developed OCs. that’s all that matters to me.