I’ve been a reading machine in the past
eighteen days. In fact, I’ve read five novels, across five different genres. One
was young adult literary, one was young adult genre, one was an adult literary,
and two were adult contemporary fantasies.*
All five featured the main
female character getting raped.
By the time I got to book number five, I
was so weary, so emotionally drained, so angry. It took me quite awhile
to calm down (even if the main character isn’t written as scarred by her
experience, I sure as heck am) and parse the source of my rage.
galloped over to Facebook and told
the world how angry I was. I added that none of the male characters in these
books had to undergo a sexually degrading experience in order to come of age or
bulk up their character development or move the plot. Facebook replied with a
host of suggestions for books with boys being raped in them, but that wasn’t
really what I was after. I wasn’t really looking for equal-opportunity
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