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I always kind of laugh when people get into the “Susan’s treatment is proof that C.S. Lewis was a misogynist” thing, because:

Polly and Digory. Peter and Susan. Edmund and Lucy. Eustace and Jill. 

Out of the eight “Friends of Narnia” who enter from our world, the male-to-female character ratio is exactly 1/1. Not one of these female characters serves as a love interest at any time. 

The Horse and His Boy, the only book set entirely in Narnia, maintains this ratio with Shasta and Aravis, who, we are told in a postscript, eventually marry. Yet even here, the story itself is concerned only with the friendship between them. Lewis focuses on Aravis’ value as a brave friend and a worthy ally rather than as a potential girlfriend–and ultimately, we realize that it’s these qualities that make her a good companion for Shasta. They are worthy of each other, equals. 

In the 1950s, there was no particularly loud cry for female representation in children’s literature. As far as pure plot goes, there’s no pressing need for all these girls. A little boy could have opened the wardrobe (and in the fragmentary initial draft, did). Given that we already know Eustace well by The Silver Chair, it would not seem strictly necessary for a patently ordinary schoolgirl to follow him on his return trip to Narnia, yet follow she does–and her role in the story is pivotal. Why does the humble cab-driver whom Aslan crowns the first King of Narnia immediately ask for his equally humble wife, who is promptly spirited over, her hands full of washing, and crowned queen by his side? Well, because nothing could be more natural than to have her there. 

None of these women are here to fill a quota. They’re here because Lewis wanted them there. 

Show me the contemporary fantasy series with this level of equality. It doesn’t exist. 

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  1. High On the Mountain-Ola Belle Reed
  2. Little Lonie-Almeda Riddle
  3. Katie Cruel-Karen Dalton
  4. The Cruel Mother-Rayna Gellert 
  5. Lady Margaret-Buffy Sainte-Marie
  6. Butcher Boy-Ginny Hawker
  7. Pretty Saro-Iris DeMent
  8. Wagoner’s Lad-Alicia Jo Rabins
  9. Troubles-Anna & Elizabeth
  10. Undone in Sorrow-Ola Belle Reed
  11. Pretty Horses-Odetta
  12. The L and N Don’t Stop Here Anymore-Jean Ritchie
  13. Young Emily-Elizabeth LaPrelle
  14. Black Is the Color-Jean Ritchie 
  15. Bowling Green-Cousin Emmy 
  16. Yablonski Murder-Hazel Dickens 
  17. Don’t Want to Die in the Storm-Anna & Elizabeth 
  18. Woman Blue-Judy Roderick 
  19. The Waggoner’s Lad-The Kossoy Sisters
  20. Little Sadie-Hedy West
  21. One Morning-Gillian Welch
  22. Coal Tattoo-Hazel Dickens
  23. Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar-Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard
  24. Same Old Man-Karen Dalton 
  25. Last Kind Words-Geeshie Wiley
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the chronicles of narnia by c.s lewis

“I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be. ― your affectionate Godfather, C. S. Lewis.”

i just started reading sbr and so far……i’m mcloving it

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