My secondary concern was that readers would judge the work based on the author, rather than on its own merit. Seeing a character not as a girl, but as a girl written by a man, prejudicing their interpretation of the story. Amusing thing is that it went the other way, and readers who are out of the loop have accused me of being a mysogynist woman (in one case, a trio of women working in concert).
Purity guess child services took away your baby eh? Well I’m sure starting a massacre is the best way to prove to the world you are a fit mother.