Unlikeable Women. Or, Girls on Trains

Absolutely splendid article about the current rage in a) unlikable or b) unreliable female protagonists, as in Gone Girl; The Girl on The Train; Fates and Furies; or, for that matter, Anna Karenina or Madame Bovary. The difference being, of course, that the latter two works were written by men, and the first three by young, female authors who have a bone or two to pick with gendered expectations. 

Strongly recommended! 


2 responses to “Unlikeable Women. Or, Girls on Trains”

  1. angiemflanagan Avatar

    I’ve read this article several times now. Thanks for sharing. I think the lack of apology for being deeply, beautiful, complexly human AND a woman is my favorite part. How refreshing.

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    1. Glenda Bailey-Mershon Avatar

      It sure is a refreshing turn in literature. Thanks for commenting, Angie.

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