Pratchett’s Women - The female characters of the Discworld
I’ve just found this magnificent series of articles on the female characters of the Discworld. It starts with some well deserved criticism of the first few books and the analysis is genuine and smart.
You can find all the parts of the series of articles by tansyrr here:
Pratchett’s Women I – The Boobs, the Bad and the Broomsticks
Pratchett’s Women II – Slash! Stab! A Lesson in Practical Queening in Lords and Ladies
Pratchett’s Women III – Werewolf Glamour and the Sexing of Dwarves in Guards, Guards!, Men at Arms, Feet of Clay
Pratchett’s Women IV – His Henpecked Voice (Jingo & The Fifth Elephant)
Pratchett’s Women V – The Seamstress Redemption in Night Watch
Pratchett’s Women VI – Pole Dancers, Goblin Girls, and the Family Man in Thud and Snuff
Pratchett’s Women VII – A Wonderful Personality and Good Hair – Agnes Nitt Maskerade and Carpe Jugulum
Pratchett’s Women VIII – Has Scythe, Will Teach School – Susan Sto Helit in Soul Music, Hogfather & Thief of Time
Pratchett’s Women IX – The Truth Has Got Her Boots On
These characters deserve and demand attention and some of them are among the best written female characters I’ve ever read.
Note: I truly hope that tansyrr continues her series with articles dedicated to Adora Belle Dearheart and the women in Moist’s series as well as one about the Tiffany series which is a true polyphony of female characters and complicated female issues and plotlines. I fell in love with her critical eye and I can’t wait to read what she would write on those two subjects.