on the shelf

by rantywoman

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/11/bridget-jones-literary-singletons-widow-single-husband

Am I being too reductive? Too stubborn? Too determinedly feminist? Too sour? Isn’t the simple truth that we are all of us after love, beyond everything else? Perhaps. But still, it seems woeful to me, and wrong, that in 2013 so many writers remain convinced that their female characters must partner up or, metaphorically speaking, die. “Gaah!” as Bridget would have it.

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