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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

by Stieg Larsson

Gender Quotes

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Quote #7

"I notice that quite a few men get interested, but then they start challenging me and looking for ways to dominate me. Especially if the discover I'm a policewoman." (18.301)

Figuerola confides to Blomkvist that men are threatened by her because she doesn't conform the their expectations of what a woman should be like.

Quote #8

Why the hell had this group of boys hired Berger at all, if all they did was tear her limb to limb? (21.13)

From reading SMP correspondence, Salander gleans that the men at SMP didn't hire Berger for her brains. They shoot down every idea she has.

Quote #9

He reminded himself that she was a lesbian and consequently not a real woman. (21.147)

Hans Faste is the Stockholm policeman who despises Salander for no good reason. His point of view shows little respect for or sensitivity toward women in general, and especially for women.

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