Default as the standard choice
It’s what you get if you don’t change the settings?
It’s what you get if you want no frills?
Or is default a failure?
Not meeting obligation?
‘Male’ has long been considered the default human.
It is the default in literature.
If the gender of a character is irrelevant, chances are the character will be male.
In The Lord of the Rings, Pip and Merry can be female. So can all the other characters, really. The only ones written as female are so because it was necessary to the narrative.
How many male authors declare their full name on their covers? How many female authors use initials? Why is that?
I wouldn’t want to be the default
Void of personality
I wouldn’t want to be standardized
Treated with banality
I wouldn’t want to typecast be
And represent normality
I would not want the world to feel
This default sets morality.