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This gendered plotline makes me uncomfortable, and I can't tell whether it's because it is actually sexist, or just because it's something I personally have issues with.

It's by a female writer, too, so that's an additional layer of "is it me or is it you".

writing, reading, gender 

What would you think about this?

A story with only one woman in the main cast. She starts a relationship with a man, and realizes she wants to leave her career (something she'd done since childhood) - not caused by the rel., but related. She then decides that her new life goal is to give the man a family, specifically carry and birth him a son.

Is it just me, or is it weird?

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I know that "woman decides she wants a baby" is a normal thing, and it's just my own issues that cause me discomfort when I read about it. But when it's the only female character... and there is this clear delineation of "family = a son" (and it's not "baby", it's "son" specifically)... and the character's experience of the relationship feels oddly aseptic otherwise... that's weird, right?

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@annathecrow Sounds a lot like satire to me. Is there a specific historical bacground to this story?

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@quinnhempstead it's Star Wars EU book, so no historical background. Definitely not satire.

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@annathecrow "The only woman in the main cast decides her goal in life is to give a guy a SON" sounds sexist as fuck.

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@anke@social.scribblers.club @annathecrow@fandom.ink sounds like a lot of happy feudalism stories.

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