Forgive me if this question is a little confusing but...do male protagonists simply appeal more to the general audience than female characters do? The reason I ask is because I tend to write female MCs, and I want to know if they would be considered a more "girl-oriented" novels simply because of the MC's gender. I often see girls reading books with female protagonists, but I rarely see males reading those books (unless it's for school, and in school I've only read one book with a female MC as an assigned novel). However, it seems to be the norm for both guys and girls to read novels with a male protagonists. Are they just easier to relate to? Do more authors just write male MCs? Do guys tend to steer clear of female-narrated books, or is it just a random coincidence?