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The Awakening is supposed to be a feminist book, but it is such bullshit. I don't think it even passes the Bechdel test.

Every woman in this book is motivated by some man. Edna is in love with Robert. Adele lives for her husband and children. Lebrun spends her energy on her son. The pianist doesn't have male motivation, but she is portrayed as odd and *GASP!!!* ugly.

The pianist is mocked for being ugly. Adele is PITIED for enjoying parenthood and being a homemaker.

mfw feminism is portrayed as hating all women who aren't ~quirky and special~

Edna wants to go "where no woman has gone before." WHY DOES THIS BOOK HATE WOMEN I HATE IT AAUUUUGH

I hope it gets better and points out how terrible everyone in the book is, but I doubt it. Besides, you can't undo all your "strong female characters" having only men as their motivation.

THEY DON'T MOVE THE COGS IN THE STORY :(

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