On Feminism
“Is it really only girl power, and you-go-girl, and empower yourself, and be the best you can be? For me, it’s also the ability to have women who are bad characters … the one thing that really frustrates me is this idea that women are innately good, innately nurturing. In literature, they can be dismissably bad – trampy, vampy, bitchy types—but there’s still a big pushback against the idea that women can be just pragmatically evil, bad and selfish. I don’t write psycho bitches. The psycho bitch is just crazy—she has no motive, and so she’s a dismissible person because of her psycho-bitchiness.”
Gillian Flynn [on feminism and her book Gone Girl]

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