Not always -- but a lot of authors do at times make their characters far too similar to themselves and focus more on good characteristics OR end up making them too angsty or negative. Good female leads DO exist though - you just gotta find them >.>
Totally true. I can barely find any books that AREN'T female-lead. It gets a bit frustrating. I adore the male hero and think that there's less fluff between the hero and the story when a male is in the lead. Not to sound sexist, but to me, female protagonists are annoying, whiny, and an insult to the female gender. Sometimes I wonder if writers know how to write female characters or if they're just slapping together some angst to pad the page-count a bit more. I do love when a female-character is written correctly or at least a tiny bit relateable as a person though. I'm male, so I guess it may just me preferring to read about my own gender in the end. XD
I hope I'm making sense, it's quite early in the morning and I've not had my tea yet.
I totally understand where you are coming from (: Girls are a lot of the time written poorly-- not always-- but the ones who are make such a big impact, it's hard to find the ones written well. There are some decent, strong female leads though. Girls do tend to be more emotional than male leads which other girls can relate to, but as a guy it would be sort of hard. SO being a guy might be the biggest reason you prefer male protagonists! (Though I am a girl and prefer guy protagonists over girls BUT I do have some favorite female heroines) I've read a lot though and have also seen my share of badly written male leads too. SO it all depends on the writer and how well they can put together a realistic man or woman to lead a story.
I also apologize if I'm not making sense. XD I just got home from work and am drinking some caffeine to feel a little more awake. Haha.
Thanks so much for the comment! Have a wonderful day 8D
There are some good female leads out there, but you are right. Not everyone knows how to write a good girl lead. BUT same can go for guys. SO who knows? Haha. There's good and bad on both, just sometimes you tend to go more one way than the other.