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Holmbo

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    Nyköping, Sweden
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  1. Just saw the new adaptation of little women. It's a beautiful movie but I couldn't help being a little sad thinking about Louisa May Alcott. She would have been much happier had she been alive today I think.

    1. NullVector

      NullVector

      I liked it too. There's a particular scene I found unexpectedly relatable. Louisa/Jo is saying to her mother that she really doesn't want to compromise her freedom by loving a partner in the way her society forces her to; but at the same time, she is "so lonely". And I was like, huh, that's not so different from the modern quandry that amatonormativity places on aros :|

    2. nonmerci

      nonmerci

      Well, if I remember, Jo was meant to be aro (well, not use this word of course, but to stay single), but the readers pressure her publisher to get her a romantic partner. And really, the whole story with Laurie is just Jo being romancezoned by her best friend...

      There are romance Louisia Alcott was lesbian because she never get married. But... who knows? She seems to understand pretty well aromantic struggles. And it must have been very hard in her time.

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