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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Clarification: re: Misogyny

As an addendum/clarification of my point 3, I do think misogyny has to do with how you interact and view real women. Not fictional ones. In my own writing, I tend to cause great physical and psychological harm to male characters. Does this make me...whatever the opposite of a misogynist is? (Misoandrist? I should look that up. No one ever uses that term, I think).

Terry Goodkind is a misogynist. He told a female fan, in email correspondence, that she couldn't possibly understand all of the underlying meaning and symbolism in his Sword of Truth series because she was a woman.

Now I've never met Ron Marz, but in every interview and Q&A I've seen, he's been nice, polite, eloquent, and gave as much respect and attention to questions and comments from women as well as men.

So leave the poor guy alone. Sheesh. Don't like his work, don't read it, but please stop slandering some poor guy you've never met just because he put a female character in a damn refrigerator. Thank you.

6 Comments:

  • At December 14, 2005 7:53 PM, Blogger James Meeley said…

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  • At December 15, 2005 1:31 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Thank you for replying!

    Personally I think where the "misogynist" complaint comes in is that we fans tend to get so attached to certain characters that we forget that they're not real. Thus when something bad happens to them, we get a knee jerk reaction. It might even, in a twisted way, be a compliment to Mr. Marz that he's managed to create a scene/character so striking as to become a symbol for a lot of people.

    The accompanying insults, not so much though.

    Samurai: Heaven and Earth? I haven't heard of it. I'll definitely check it out though, as it sounds right up my alley.

     
  • At December 17, 2005 11:48 PM, Blogger James Meeley said…

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  • At October 14, 2011 12:20 PM, Anonymous pharmacy said…

    I never knew that this hatred towards women existed, hatred towards women just because they are women is ridiculous, I cant believe this is real.

     
  • At February 07, 2012 10:59 AM, Anonymous viagra online said…

    you are right Terry Goodkind is just a jerk, he deserves to be ignored

     
  • At June 01, 2012 1:25 PM, Anonymous sports handicapping services said…

    I think it is unfair that there are people who matraten women should be treated all alike

     

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