Jodie Foster | Jodie Foster Slams Male Writers For Use Of Rape Plots | Contactmusic.com "When you really got to the overriding motivation of that women, by the end you'd always found out it was rape." It does seem to be the common force in most women's motivation of many movies. (and some books) *this topic could fit in other places, speaking of movies, but it's also writing. But it's not specific about how to, or what to write. So I put it here for a discussion. IMHO people are people. Every motivation known to "man" is also possible to female. (My philosophy on other races too. Every motivation known to man can be known to elves, orcs, Dwarves or even Noids.) I do believe the cause might be the old writers don't know how to write a female character and are restricting themselves to the "old ways". "The only reason a nice gentlelady would be so _____, has to be because some evil man somewhere raped her." (spell check is racist, gentleman is one word, gentlelady should be two words per spell check here. It's the same word just a different sex.) I think writers that actually work at creating believable characters can write a female character with any motivation. I wouldn't automatically write it off as a motivation, but it does seem to be overused.