Is it just me, or do alot of readers seem somewhat sexist agaist female protags in like military and PA adventure type stories? I always run a character bio and physical description past a varying panel of people from all walks of life to test if it's a character worth writing or not and I've noticed a disturbing trend: Any male MC will be greeted with great enthusiasm. All my female MC's on the other hand are immediately deemed "Mary Sue." But here's the thing, and why I call it sexist. I recently presented a character bio to my panel (male MC) and like I said, there was the rash of 'that's cool, etc.." Then I presented the EXACT same bio, just changed the male name to female and immediately got "She's so Mary Sue." I mean, what's up with that?