Can Women Write Misogynist novels?

by Rachel Baker on June 18, 2014

This article caught my eye because I also wonder if books written by women can be labeled as misogynist. I do believe any author, regardless of gender, can write misogynistic stories, and oddly, I believe doing so helps to sell a novel – especially if it is thickly veiled as something else.

Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Gone Girl is a well-written crime story full of twists and turns that repeatedly catch the reader off-guard. The novel is a true page-turner. Still, when I finished it, I was left with a sour aftertaste.

Why? Because I believe Gone Girl is a misogynist novel.

Let me explain.[spoiler alert below!]

Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy. They meet at a party in New York City and fall in love. During the economic downturn in 2008, they both lose their jobs. The following period of unemployment takes its toll on their marriage. Then, Nick’s mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer and they move to his hometown in Missouri to care for her. Once there, Nick and Amy’s marriage spirals out of control. One day, Amy goes missing from their home and Nick becomes the prime suspect in her murder. Soon, Nick realizes that Amy is alive and is framing him for her staged death as revenge for him having an affair.

Here’s the Article:
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