My problem is that males are celebrated for being male-- often, the more "masculine" they are, the more they are admired. But often, females with female traits are looked down on. For a female to be admired, she often has to be like Kahvi-- to have as many male traits as possible while minimizing the female ones. Why should this be so? Why should women not celebrate being sensitive, nurturing, and caring for others?
It's interesting that you say this... because it seems to me that Kahvi is less admired and more criticized in general (by us readers at least) than any other female character in Elfquest (short of Winnowil.)
I mean, really... when has Nightfall, Leetah, Clearbrook or Shen Shen ever stirred up this much controversy?