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The Ladies of the Ring

January 5, 2004 at 8:24 pm by xoanon  - 

Despite its immense popularity, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings has long been criticized by feminists who say that there are too few female characters and that those who do exist are most notable for their conventionality. The first charge is irrefutable: there are only three major and six minor feminine roles in the three fat volumes that comprise Rings. Even the numerous horses in the story all seem to be male! [More]

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