Just because you are a capable and independent person with a strong personality, it doesn't mean you don't want love in your life.Male protagonists in Patriarchal Storytelling are capable and independent people with strong personalities who have no trouble finding love and plenty of it while doing other things, yet female protagonists often are obsessed with finding Mr. Right and then letting other parts in their lives slide. Females in the Patriarchal often plot and scheme to trap a man and then become his personal social worker.
Twilight is a classic case of the fading heroine who loses all of herself piece by piece over the course of the series. She is not in it for love, but for specialness. 50 Shades's heroine is in it for the almighty buck. Neither heroine finds her own footing or ever truly arrives, let alone delivers. She is so focussed on finding a man, she forgets to grow a pair of ovaries and become a woman.
The Matriarchal is all about texture and having a multi-faceted life. The heroine has a mission, and it is what drives her. She has friends, hopes, dreams, and ambitions. She wants to roar and there is no doubt she is a feminist. She doesn't want to let her mind, skills, and talents go to waste.
But she is also someone who loves.
She is a romantic feminist, and she learns how to balance her wants and needs without either becoming subservient to a partner, or insult his own abilities by belittling him. She seeks an equal, not someone to boss her around or vice versa.
With the Matriarchal, a protagonist can share a spotlight and have multiple storylines unfolding at once, allowing the author to explore more than one aspect of a character's life. She can have adventures running a multi-billion dollar company just as she has adventures with her love, family, and friends. The Matriarchal encourages multiple interactions, giving us more room to create different genres that move away from the traditional ones where a heroine is confined unnecessarily.