Posted Apr 11, 09:31 AM

Is The Hunger Games a sexist fairy tale?

I don’t know. I read the first two books and they were entertaining enough to get through, but not enough to make me read the third book.

I enjoyed reading two essays by The Last Psychiatrist, in which he or she argues that the first book, at least, is a sexist fairy tale, and not a feminist work, because the protagonist is “robbed of agency”. In the first essay he makes that argument, and in the second one he elaborates more and responds to some critiques.

I think he makes some good points but I’m afraid it would be too easy to pick apart almost any work in this way and declare it sexist.

David Schrimpf, Web Developer


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