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Specials - Woman's Day 2019

Woman's Day 2019

Author Notes:

MK_Wizard 8th Mar 2019, 12:00 AM

International Woman's Day is a special day because it doesn't just celebrate women, but it is a humanitarian holiday that focuses and celebrates the woman. Being one myself and a feminist, it's special to me and I consider myself as one of the lucky ones because all my life, I always had the support of both men and women in my life and I have my freedom. Sadly, in some parts of the world, being a female means you doomed to live a hard life, be denied your basic rights, and having no say even on your own life choices. This has to change.

With that said, I wanted my take on Jekyll and Hyde to be progressive in terms of how women are written which is why I have these women here. You've seen them all already though you got to know better than others so far, but trust me, you will get to know them. I know the story takes place in the Victorian age (sort of), but that doesn't mean I should make my female characters nothing more than scenery. I am very proud of how I wrote my women characters and how distinct they all are.


princess_lom 8th Mar 2019, 8:18 AM

aaaw <3
Anonymous Puffin 9th Mar 2019, 9:14 AM

Just because they weren't considered "visible" doesn't mean they weren't there: Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, "Agent Moses", Lily Parr, Mary Shelley... and those are just some of the ones we *know* about. There are (and were!) so many anonymous women out there who are strong and important to society in a variety of ways.

A friend told me the other day that she and her team went to a congress, only to be asked where the engineers were... They were the engineers. They just happened to be women (-_-')

So thank you for this post, MK. A lot of people roll their eyes when they see the word "feminist", but in the end, it's all about equality and fair chances, regardless of gender.
MK_Wizard 9th Mar 2019, 9:17 AM

Mary Shelley is one of my idols and made me fall in love with intelligent sympathetic monsters. I even intend to do a Frankenstein adaptation one day.
Anonymous Puffin 13th Mar 2019, 6:16 AM

Looking forward to it!
And yeah, she's one of my idols too, for similar reasons. (I still tend to get a little miffed whenever someone describes the creature as a shambling idiot. He could quote "Paradise Lost", for crying out loud!) :)
MK_Wizard 13th Mar 2019, 7:30 AM

I definitely intend to make him smart, but like Jekyll and Hyde, not another Frankenstein monster.
Dera Nuel 9th Mar 2019, 6:41 PM
Dera Nuel

Nowhere. I'd be absolutely nowhere.
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