Tonyblack wrote:Yep, it's something I've wondered at as well. Most people don't know that Angua is a werewolf, so they presumably think she is a normal human woman. You would think that women in A-M seeing her doing so well in the Watch, would be inspired to join up themselves.
A question to ask Terry should you ever meet him I think.
Do you mean Dotsie and Sadie, the Agony Aunts?KarenM wrote:Not members of the watch but the Dolly Sisters are mentioned a fair few times.
swreader wrote:A very good question. I think that Terry is uncomfortable in trying to portray "normal" women--even in MR, Polly is the closest thing to a normal human female. And even then, all of them are being used to make a point about the discrimination against women.
Actually, have you noticed that there are very few female characters (of any species) in Terry's books?
Tonyblack wrote:Do you mean Dotsie and Sadie, the Agony Aunts?KarenM wrote:Not members of the watch but the Dolly Sisters are mentioned a fair few times.
Dolly Sisters is an area in A-M, not and people as such.
There are human women in the books - Sybil, Saccharissa, Miss Dearheart, Queen Molly and Mrs (wossname from the UU kitchens) to name but a few.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Mrs. Cake - Mrs. Cosmopolite - Mrs. Palm - all formidable human ladies although Mrs. Cake is arguably 'gifted' if not actually a witch and seems to be 'well-respected'.
In the Guilds in A-M they're actually more consistently represented or at least mentioned more than the men (the Assassins have had 2 incumbents and the Thieves rarely get a mention or have anything to do after CoM/LF) whereas Rosie and Molly are there in passing a lot more.
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