Artemis Fowl and Sexism
Many people agree that the Book Artemis Fowl deals with the topic Sexism really well.
We have Holly, the first female Comander, she isn’t just there to be a love interesst, but to kick ass. And even when she is romantical involved in any way it is necersary to the plot ( or funny like how she dated kelp three times and the get thrown out a stadium). She listen to metal and likes action.
And then we have Juliet, she seems at first glance like a girly character, but in the end she is a Butler, she has amazing skills and is one of the most dangerous fighters. But she also knows what she want, like that she wants to go into wrestling as a princess. She is beautifull because she wants it, but a boyfriend is never mentioned, because it isn’t needed.
But thats not my point, my point is Artemis itself. He alone completly destroys the typicial picture of a man. he doesn’t need to be manly.
Just think about it :
He is terrible at sports or other activitis. He doesn’t want to impress or pick up woman. He is concerned about his looks, wearing suits all the time, having manicures and massages. Like there is one part in the Book where he is worried about his dirty nails and that his hands look…ugh…like of a dirty worker and not a pianist.
Additionally he CARES about his health, yes, in Atlantis complex he needed his time to go to the psychatrist. but he knew that he needed him. Also befor in the books he often realised that he needed to think and sort himself out to avoid mental illnesses. THIS is so amazing.
I could get on and on how amazing I think Artemis is show how stupid the tipical manly thing is.
I mean he isn’t the only one in the books. We have Number 1 , one of the most powerfull creatures in the universe who sometimes likes to wear dresses. We have Butler who suits this typical manly thing with being really muscular and strong, bu if we think about it, he mostly raised Artemis and does care for the people he love.
What do you guys think ?