Galactus Posted February 6, 2009 Share Posted February 6, 2009 [quote name='Bastard of Godsgrace' post='1676965' date='Feb 6 2009, 20.24']Eliza may be problematic for exactly opposite reasons - she is a woman with totally modern values in a pre-modern setting. Since this is what some seem to be demanding, they should love her character, at least in theory. I liked Eliza a lot, but I found her utterly unbelievable.[/quote] Not really, mind I haven't read the Baroque Cycle, but the entire "sex-slave but also a virgin" feels kind of skeevy just from the description of it... I think the main issue, and this is admittedly subjective, is this: Someone described feminism as "The radical and subversive belief that women are people too." The problem with Bakker is that it feels like his women, for whatever reason *aren't as human* as his men. They are written as Other Martin (and mind, Martin has his own issues in certain areas) doesen't do this. I never feel that Catelyn is Other, for instance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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