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Old 07 February 2018, 10:28 AM
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I've been slowly making my way through all the Dresden Files books again and mostly loving them but the protagonist's sense of "old fashioned chivalry" is really annoying. It's presented as a quirk or even a foible and the female characters regularly point out that he's a misogynist ass so it's not really presented as a positive character trait BUT on the other hand he never ever improves or even tries to improve. Add that to the fact that I just found out that one of the Dresden Files books was pushed by the Sad Puppies to win a Hugo award when they were trying to rig the votes, so even if it's not an out-and-out flagwaving misogynist series there's a whole bunch of right wing anti-SJW trolls who love it.

That's not a reason for me to dislike the books (I outright loved them when I first read them years ago) but it's definitely leaving a sour taste in my mouth.
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