Discussion: Feminism and Double Standards in Books – Strong Characters

"Strong female character" is a pretty common phrase nowadays. I even used to include a tag for it in my book review posts. I mean, we all know (or should know) that sexism is still a problem in our world, and I just wanted to do my part by pointing out the female characters who could help combat the sexism, who could show that women are just as good as men, etc. But one day I decided to remove...
 

Discussion: Feminism and Double Standards in Books – Emotion

Last week I talked about the double standard about sexual promiscuity in books (I'll link to that post below), but this week I want to talk about characters getting emotional. If you know me, you know that emotion is my favorite thing about books. I love to FEEL things, and I do that through the characters, by feeling what they feel. So this particular topic is something I've thought about for a...
 

Discussion: Feminism and Double Standards in Books – Sexual Promiscuity

I'm one of those people who thinks far too much. So, inevitably, I end up thinking a lot about the books I read and how they relate to life in general and to my own beliefs. And one of the things that comes up a lot for me is the way female characters are treated. I feel like people are often pointing out the flaws in books when it comes to how female characters are treated by other characters,...
 

Discussion: Feminism and Double Standards in Books – Love Triangles

Time for another discussion post! But I decided to dive in deeper this time. This one is a lot more opinionated than the last because the topic is something that has been bothering me for quite sometime. That being said, I still love hearing different opinions because that's what discussion is all about! So whether you agree and want to go on a whole rant or disagree and want to explain why, I...