Where is the girl werewolf??
Well, werewolves are often – and mostly – depicted as being male – not only in artists renderings, but also in our minds. Do you believe it? Let’s do a test – if, for example, I was to say the word “werewolf”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Well, the first thing that comes to mind to a huge chunk of the population is the image of a hulking, well-muscled, sharp-clawed MALE werewolf! This imagery however doesn’t just stop with the word “werewolf” – look at Hollywood – even most current TV shows and movies depict male werewolves! Even the most current and popular movie depicting werewolves in Hollywood – Twilight – includes a pack of male werewolves. (Before I continue on, I do want to point out that I am talking in generalities…there are some notable exceptions that do depict the girl werewolf such as the movie Ginger Snaps which centers around girl werewolfs. Another exception to note is that although the Twilight saga does not really feature girl werewolfs in starring roles, in Stephanie Meyer’s later books in the series, she does introduce – one – yes ONE – girl werewolf.) With all exceptions aside, it is unequivocally hard to ignore the fact that the girl werewolf takes a clear backstage to the male werewolf.
Does the girl werewolf exist?
Yes, the girl werewolf does exist. There are however a few different reasons that she is not very well-known. One of the reasons you do not hear much about her is that, humans want to hear about the male werewolf. They are intrigued by the powerful male that seems to have so much more power than they do. The girl werewolf just doesn’t interest them as much as they tend to think – unrightly and not truly so – that she is weaker and not so different from them. Second, the girl werewolf tends to be more protective of her identity than the opposite gender. While all werewolves have trust issues, the girl werewolf is especially protective, meaning that there are fewer girl werewolves that share their secret, and thus fewer humans that know she exists. Third, while the girl werewolf does indeed exist, they exist in smaller numbers in the population than the male werewolf.