[LMB] Ethan of Athos (was Re: Georgette Heyer)

Tidsel tidsel at protonmail.com
Mon Apr 13 09:44:36 BST 2020

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On Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:13 PM, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Elizabeth Holden alzurite at gmail.com
> > I doesn't matter when a book was written: if it has homophobia in it, I'm
> > out of there. Or, worse, biphobia.
> How do you feel aboutEthan of Athos? Though the viewpoint character /
> protagonist is gay, crucial parts of the plot were driven by homophobia.
> Some events were put in motion by the crazy mother, and there were also
> the homophobic "space truckers". A lot of the reactions that Ethan
> got were well beyond "not my thing" or even "why would you isolate
> yourselves like that?"
> Joel

What about the serious misogyny in Ethan? The whole story simply describes these tendencies in people, and it a great and thought provoking story. I think there is a bit difference between unaware discrimination and pointing it out.
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