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Yeah, agreed. Legolas Send a noteboard - 02/07/2010 09:50:57 AM
I don't mind that she was, in the end, not saved. I don't even mind that she was quickly transformed from a tough woman to a total wreck (who am I to say that such horrific experiences will not do that to anyone?). What I mind is the universal thought in the books that once this happens, there's no point in trying to help the woman. xx(


After all, you know, there are women on this planet who have gone through similarly horrific experiences of mutilation or at least severe physical trauma combined with gang rape. And they don't just curl up and die. It's extremely offensive to suggest that they should, or that they're too broken to be worth saving.

It's one thing to have people make that comment to Cafal, but quite another for Erikson to confirm it and suggest he agrees.
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Erikson's Dust of Dreams (no real spoilers) - 01/07/2010 12:21:07 AM 4891 Views
Excellent review. Strengthens my resolve to reread at least part of TtH before starting. Thanks. *NM* - 01/07/2010 02:08:40 AM 895 Views
You don't need to reread TtH, actually. Reaper's Gale is much more relevant. - 01/07/2010 09:44:43 AM 1144 Views
But I didn't like Reaper's Gale. *NM* - 02/07/2010 02:30:01 AM 654 Views
I feel your pain, then. *NM* - 02/07/2010 09:46:24 AM 638 Views
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OK I see. *edited for spelling* - 01/07/2010 12:41:16 PM 1209 Views
Re: OK I see. - 01/07/2010 12:52:27 PM 1269 Views
Re: OK I see. - 01/07/2010 01:09:30 PM 1218 Views
Maybe your thesis is just a little too simple, then. - 01/07/2010 01:20:01 PM 1294 Views
It's not really a thesis statement. - 01/07/2010 01:33:03 PM 1199 Views
I knew I was forgetting something... - 01/07/2010 04:57:16 PM 1240 Views
Yeah, agreed. - 02/07/2010 09:50:57 AM 1238 Views
It'll be re-reading that starting in the next couple of days - 01/07/2010 10:11:42 AM 1124 Views
Waiting for Part Two - 28/07/2010 02:47:00 AM 1210 Views

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