Episode 40: Little Women

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Little Women

A century and a half after its publication, it’s time to give Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women the SSR treatment! With the help of comedy writer and satirist Caitlin Kunkel, Alli relives the adventures of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, as well as their parents and suitors. Together, they reflect on the 1994 movie, fangirl about Gerta Gerwig’s forthcoming adaptation, discuss the big questions — Do we all want to be Jo? Why must Louisa May Alcott kill Beth? Is Little Women a feminist novel? — and discover whether or not it’s possible to effectively ruin a classic.

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CHECK OUT CAITLIN’S BOOK: New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay


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“Yes, Little Women Is a Feminist Novel — And Here’s Why” (Book Riot, 2018)

“We Regret to Inform You That Little Women Is Not a Feminist Novel” (Vulture, 2018)

“The Lie of Little Women” (The Atlantic, 2018)

“How Little Women Got Big” (The New Yorker, 2018)

“Why Little Women Endures 150 Years Later” (Smithsonian, 2018)

“10 Things You Might Not Know About Little Women” (Mental Floss, 2018)

“The big trouble with Little Women” (The Guardian, 2017)

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