Is Cassandra Clare just trolling people now? Seriously, this is a word for word a description of a ‘Nice Guy™’ A guy who thinks that if they are just so nice and kind and show how great they are that a woman will be obligated to give him a romantic or sexual relationship.
Clare just confirmed through Valentine once again confirmed that was Luke’s whole motivation of befriending Jocyelen in the first place. It didn’t matter that Jocyelen was in a serious relationship with and then later married to Valentine. No, if Luke just works hard enough surely he will be promoted to being her boyfriend! As if relationships are just like working a job, or reaching another level in a video game.
As I said before, Simon and Clary are just basically younger versions of Luke and Jocyeln. If not in looks, then thought and action. And I firmly believe that either Clare is just freaking oblivious or she is just trolling her haters at this point. Neither makes her a bastion of feminism Clare says she is.