Sunday, March 25, 2012

Feminism: The Lonely Option?

          A conundrum has appeared to me. My friend, Truffles, and I were discussing the new Hunger Games movie (It’s awesome). Of course, the Peeta-Gale debate came up. I claimed Team Peeta, but Truffles asked if it would be more feminist for Katniss to be by herself instead.

            For some reason, this left a bad taste in my mouth and prompted me to hit my blog. It seems like a pretty sound theory. A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle and all that shit. However, a feminist is still a person and most people (not just women, although that it is stressed more in our society) desire close connections with other people. Close connections that usually sometimes include romantic or sexual aspects. To suggest that Katniss (or any other fictional character or person in general) give up this basic human want to satisfy a feminist policy is absurd.

            Love triangles in general don’t lend themselves well to feminism (something I may cover in another post). We could squabble about which choice fits our particular brand of feminism, but I just wanted to take a moment to point out the flaws in the third option. I understand this is tricky terrain to walk around in and may the odds be forever in your favor.