yes good (ps guess who’s about to print out all the alcaic and sapphic odes in bk 1 to scan uwu)
well la-di-da look at you with your
I shit you not, I was looking up Anthony Horowitz’s House of Silk Holmes pastiche, and at the back were his ‘Ten Rules’ for writing Sherlock Holmes; and rule number two was, explicitly, “No women.” Because bringing Irene Adler back is just silly, and clearly she was the only woman who was the exception to ‘Holmes can’t love’.
It’s not as if women have any other function in a story. Right?