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Old May 1 2012, 08:15 PM   #621
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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First, the Bonds. Well, they're nice and short. And deeply sexist, racist, and just about every other -ist you can think of. Fleming states at least twice in 3 books that women long to be raped. I'm not entirely sure that's true. No, wait, I'm sure that's complete and utter bullshit. Unless "rape" meant something entirely different a half-century or so ago. Nope, it was the same thing. Nobody would unironically write those words today, except to paint a character as a complete piece of shit. Progress!
Wow, that just killed any interest I have in reading Fleming's Bond books. I'll probably read Casino Royale since I already own it, but I definitely won't be reading any more.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
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