Apr 19, 2020Liked by Kate Harding

I was initially pissed that the series began with Schlafly. I vividly recall hating her in my teens. But Cate B. is riveting in the role and it's great seeing the cracks in her persona.

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I hate so much when people talk about "likeable" and "rooting for" about fictional characters.

Fiction is not a sportsball game!!!!!

It¨s so juvenile to not like fiction because you wouldn't like having a beer with that person.

As infantile as voting for a politician for you think you'd like having a beer with them.

That's, for me, one of the major points of fiction, that you can explore the complexities of all sorts of characters, including unpleasant ones, without having real personal interactions, especially unpleasant ones, as you can without having to have real personal interactions.

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