GALACTIC RABBIT, YOU ARE PERFECT.
Really, really great interview. Thanks.
Late to the party (and my god, the trolls!), but thanks for this Jia.
As someone who is already multiracial, these kinds of fetishizing articles make me really uncomfortable, and I think you nailed the reasons why. Also, I feel weird that this is the image of "The Future" when, hey, I and many, many others are already here.
but really someone please explain to me why Jane Eyre is a good thing.
@Danzig! oh baby, don't hurt me.
This is really, really great. I understand that women no matter what age still have these fears, but seeing more positive representations of women and singledom helps, I think.
(As opposed to the recent article posted bemoaning being single at 27. I don't mean to be too critical of this site, but that one rubbed me the wrong way, even though the 'moral' was to love yourself first. I felt that it still gave way to unnecessary fears of a life alone, whereas this book and interview show singledom as something not to be feared. Then again, I know women, including myself, DO have these fears, so I guess representing that perspective [sometimes, not all the time] is somewhat understandable. Ramble over.)
@alicke 'companion' *cringe*
@Kath Yeah, I hesitated on that point. At least in my group of friends (small sample size ~ 10) that's definitely above average.
@stonefruit Also, it would make sense that they would look back in time for inspiration--they are living the future, and it sucks.