There seems to be this image of a dominant woman as someone who is competitive, strong-willed, cut-throat, and well, mannish in her demeanor. I feel like this is the stereotypical image of a domme that we all adhere to, for lack of other examples.
Do I find the whip-weilding sadistic bitch intriguing? Yes, yes I do. Do I find it contrived in most people, and stereotypical as well? An even more resounding yes.
I feel like there is an inherent insecurity in most women who claim to be the "alpha female".