Why don't feminist jump on books for being sexist

April 22, 2017, 2:19 pm

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The debate "Why don't feminist jump on books for being sexist" was started by neveralone on April 22, 2017, 2:19 pm. By the way, neveralone is disagreeing with this statement. 5 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 6 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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please dont encourage those goatf***ers...

1 year, 10 months ago
neveralone
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they shouldn't be down casted for that.

1 year, 10 months ago

It depends on what book you puck up. Lots play to archetypes, which is what you are describing. That has always been true. But there are also lots that don't.

Another point is that feminists have spoken out about some books. 50 Shades of Grey and Twilight are two examples that had some backlash from feminists. The people who speak out against them are typically shouted down for being outraged over nothing though.

1 year, 10 months ago
neveralone
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i haven't read any with a male protagonist bit there might be some. on female it seems to be each modern book I pick up. I don't usually read popular books either(like twilight.) I hate the triangle thing personally. the only book I found I like was the host and technically it's a love square thing haha

1 year, 10 months ago
Nemiroff
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I think your just talking about a few modern pop books-movies. there are plenty of female lead books that don't fit into that mold. in addition, the love triangle is a basic plot vehicle for all novels, including male centered ones.

and I'm sure some feminists did speak out against books with disagreeable themes... but perhaps not specifically this issue.

1 year, 10 months ago

I don't mean this as an attack. I wanted to point out that books where the main character is female seems to always have the "should I choose this guy or this one" plot and it is this idea that drives their books.

1 year, 10 months ago
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