Xena

Okay, this book pissed me off.

It treated two strong women — arguably by the description of Gabrielle, she has not gotten to her full string warrior self — as weaklings. It reduced them to sexualised descriptions. Yes, the show had a fair bit of sex for a network show in the late 90s; however, Xenia’s strength, and Gabrielle’s came from the reclamation of sex, and not the portrayal of sex.

The novel itself has a trite plot, but not too bad. It is a dime store novel, and I will not lie to buying possibly more of these books as a nerd.

I just was expecting this strong woman, and instead I got a vague silhouette of a woman with grandiose diction.

It was jarring to me.

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