So there's a discussion afoot on lkh_lashouts
regarding Harry Dresden and his
Oh boy, is there discussion. *arches eyebrow*
It has led me to an odd question.
Am I the only female, if not in the world, on the internets that cannot find sexism around any corner?
Alright, so Harry has a slight issue with being a bit too "chivalrous". I noticed that. He STATED that. Do I jump "sexism!"? No.
And do I get offended as others did? Hells no. I'm more amused than anything, at least in this example. Hell, at this point in the Dresden Files, if a long-legged woman wanders into Harry's office (and is not outed as a fae within a page or two) I'm already cringing and grinning at the same time, wondering how much trouble our stalwart hero will get his ass into this time trying to rescue the damsel. Because he WILL get his ass kicked for it. Painfully. Several times. And might end up in the hospital.
But why must people jump to the rediculous end of the equality spectrum? If you're reading a book BY a man, from a man's point of view... Do you really think you're not going to get a few doses of boobs-n-legs thoughts? Hell, I read way too much about the various packages of the various men in Anita's life before I ran screaming into the night but I didn't hear any of her male readers (I know, its a stretch, just hang in there!) up in arms about reverse-chauvanism.
Frickin' women, ruinin' everything... *grumbles*;)