Why is it that the majority of the predominant villains in literary history have been males? It's as though there is some sort of prerequisite of being male in order to be considered a suitable villain. Perhaps the inherent qualities of villains usually pertain to males, or they might just simply be more strongly represented in a male character. The common perception of villains usually characterizes them as big, strong, scary, and just pure evil. And even though there are many female super-heroines, almost never do you find a female super-villain. This factor could be attributable to the fact that women are generally admired for their beauty and grace. But, in my personal opinion, a female character can easily be created to be just as big, scary, and evil as any guy; even if she is still depicted with great looks and a killer bod.
However, even the colloquial title of villains as the "bad guys" denotes that they are all, well, guys. I can guarantee you will never hear anybody say, "Oh, wait, who's the bad girl in that story?"And I admit, I would find it weird if someone did say something like that. To further call attention to this perception of villains as necessarily male characters, Google "villain." If you did so, you would have to weed through hundreds of pictures of male evil characters to find even the first female. Is there something that makes girls incapable of evil?