Jo Talks Books: On Whether There Is A Double Standard Between Male and Female Characters In Young Adult Fiction

Put a stop to this please

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Hey everyone! As I said at the end of my last discussion post, my final discussion post of May, concluding the gender and gender issues theme of the month,  is going to be about whether or not there is a double standard between male and female characters in Young Adult Fiction. Have you ever noticed that no matter how mean or cruel or nasty or downright abusive that a male character in YA fiction is, as long as he’s hot, he can do no wrong? Guys like Edward Cullen who are beloved by entire fandoms even though they treat their girlfriends like crap. Meanwhile guys who are actually nice to the girls in their lives are seen as boring, even though in real life, we all know we’d rather have the sweet, caring, okay boring guy, than the brooding, mysterious moody guy who treats us like crap. But if a…

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Hi! I'm Rae. 23. Avid Reader, Book Blogger. Intersectional Feminist. Gryffindor.
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2 Responses to Jo Talks Books: On Whether There Is A Double Standard Between Male and Female Characters In Young Adult Fiction

  1. I HATED Edward Cullen, I could never understand the whole Vampire thing…He was so lame and the part in the movies where she’s literally in one spot for months on end and then tries to kill herself? Could that message have been any worse?! I never watched a single one since that movie and I am always Team Jacob if any team,lol

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