OT feminisms

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Mar 11 17:09:26 EST 2004


On Thursday, March 11, 2004, at 11:57 AM, Melissa Proffitt wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 13:04:48 +0000, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>
>> I'd been wondering what feminism and homosexuality had to do with DWJ,
>> slightly.  She clearly is neither a feminist nor a homosexual 
>> herself, and
>> she doesn't seem to depict people who are either of these things as 
>> their
>> *primary* characteristic. can anyone think of examples?
>
> Well, the gay boys who run the wine shop in _Hexwood_...actually 
> identified
> in those words, and described later in what I would call a 
> stereotypical
> manner, clinging to each other and crying, or something of that sort.
>
> She brings up the issue peripherally in _A Sudden Wild Magic_, when it 
> comes
> to selecting people to go on the mission to Arth, but that's more a
> practical matter (assuming that *some* of the enemy might be seduced 
> by men
> instead of women).
>
> In both cases, we're talking about minor characters, people who are 
> almost
> part of the background, which may mean that she is using these kinds of
> description to set a tone rather than to comment on character.

And there are various gay characters in the Tough Guide.  I can remember
a couple of character types that are either gay or lesbian.



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