If you've ever been stumped by this (like I have), check out this great piece by Kashmir Hill over at Forbes. She quotes Shawna Hein saying,
“I first started thinking about it when Girl With A Dragon Tattoo came out,” says Hein by phone. “It’s a whole action series where the main character is a bad ass, and yet she’s called a girl. You never see an action hero with boy in his name.”
It’s hard to imagine Robert Downey Jr. signing up to play “Iron Boy.”
The piece also includes this extremely useful - and very funny - infographic by Shawna Hein.
Continue to choose your words carefully!
Illustrate and Write On,