Please try seeing things from my perspective: you’re totally wrong.
There is no need to turn it into a lack.
What makes history more than “one damn thing after another”? The same thing that makes your story more than “one damn thing after another.”
Only to a viciously linear mind.
A professor who claims to be a radical is about as credible as a celebrity who claims to be a humanitarian.
It’s hard to believe that some smart people are also good looking.
The romantic bristles against the suggestion that she might be susceptible to anything as conventional as romance.