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 Post subject: Re: VEGAN or NOT VEGAN?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:25 pm 
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coldandsleepy wrote:
Oh, so one weird thing about re-reading The Hobbit with the Emperor was that I really noticed something I had never noticed when reading it as a kid: there are 0 female characters in it. Seriously. Not ONE female character. As a lifelong SF & fantasy reader, and a female, I know it's a common problem (either lack of female characters or very poorly written female characters) but one that I've made peace with for my own self. But I find I am really bothered by the idea that my son might grow up thinking it's totally not bizarre to have an entire adventure (with a 14-person party and countless encounters with outside groups!) and not have even one female character.

I think we must have been reading different sci-fi & fantasy books (get thee to the Mercedes Lackey section!), but then again, you're right about the Hobbit and I never noticed or thought about that before!!

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 Post subject: Re: VEGAN or NOT VEGAN?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Didn't Tolkien draw a lot of inspiration from his wartime experiences? Which still doesn't make it pass the Bechdel test, but might explain the lack of women a bit.


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