You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

something I've noticed in novels, maybe you have too [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Books: Fiction Donate to DU
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:09 AM
Original message
something I've noticed in novels, maybe you have too
Advertisements [?]

I'm talking about novels written in the last 10 or so yrs. and written by women.

it seems the women in the novels are always not eating because of emotions. food is ordered in restaurants and then not eaten because the woman is so upset. or she can't eat at home, etc.

or they are so emotional and busy that don't even think about eating and let mealtime go by.

what's with this? are today's real women like that? this doesn't have anything to do with weight. but everything to do with emotion.

many of the women are supposed to be tough, hardy women. these types just forget to eat.

I read this in novel after novel and it pisses me off. plus I think of the food and money wasted. even if its only in a novel.

is it a statement of our times, or what?

Refresh | +1 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
  -something I've noticed in novels, maybe you have too ensho  Nov-18-11 11:09 AM   #0 
  - My take as an English teacher.  Goblinmonger   Nov-18-11 11:13 AM   #1 
  - What are you reading?  tblue   Nov-18-11 11:13 AM   #2 
  - I only notice it  JustAnotherGen   Nov-18-11 11:14 AM   #3 
  - I worry that they almost never talk about going to the bathroom. Doesn't anybody pee? n/t  Ian David   Nov-18-11 11:15 AM   #4 
  - And nose-pick. Why don't they pick their noses either? nt  valerief   Nov-18-11 11:19 AM   #5 
  - Or cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming or dusting. Even the damned  monmouth   Nov-18-11 12:22 PM   #6 
     - You ever notice that Jack Bauer never goes into the bathroom to pee?  Ian David   Nov-18-11 01:25 PM   #8 
        - And while we're at it...SOAPS!!!! No one does a bit of housework,  monmouth   Nov-18-11 01:57 PM   #10 
  - Sometimes that's realistic, sometimes not  lbrtbell   Nov-18-11 12:49 PM   #7 
  - And nobody does laundry  fadedrose   Nov-18-11 01:53 PM   #9 
  - You're on a roll girl...Go...n/t  monmouth   Nov-18-11 01:59 PM   #11 
  - in mystery novels they all have housekeepers  pitohui   Nov-19-11 07:26 PM   #21 
  - Our culture values thin women.  LWolf   Nov-18-11 04:39 PM   #12 
  - Thin women  ForeverFlashy   Nov-19-11 01:06 AM   #13 
  - I don't think I've noticed this  MaineDem   Nov-19-11 06:33 AM   #14 
  - what's with 'chick-lit'?  ensho   Nov-19-11 09:18 AM   #15 
  - No idea when it started  MaineDem   Nov-19-11 09:25 AM   #16 
  - if not all chick-lit is written by women does that mean that some  ensho   Nov-19-11 09:38 AM   #17 
     - I guess what I think of as chick-lit is  MaineDem   Nov-19-11 09:57 AM   #18 
        - lol I wouldn't read a romance novel if you paid me  ensho   Nov-19-11 10:41 AM   #19 
           - chick lit is a construct also  pitohui   Nov-19-11 07:29 PM   #22 
              - goodness, why are you so hostile toward me?  ensho   Nov-20-11 10:34 AM   #23 
  - Hmmm...  ForeverFlashy   Nov-24-11 05:52 AM   #24 
  - novelists tend to be older and this happens a LOT as you get older  pitohui   Nov-19-11 07:24 PM   #20 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Books: Fiction Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC