Is anyone else angry that in the Torchwood novel ‘ALmost perfect’, when Ianto is a woman, he immediately becomes obsessed with clothes and shoes and weight loss?
I haven’t read it (I find the idea rather creepy and demeaning for the poor guy!) but it is a good point to wonder about. Ianto is a man, so his thinking should theoretically remain that of a man even if he is trapped in a woman’s body, unless you believe that being obsessed with clothes, shoes, and weight loss is a biological trait of women…which it’s not. In which case you have a writer who is possibly a bit misogynistic and certainly a bit ignorant of what smart sci-fi fans really want in a good story. Body swaps, yes. Sexism and stereotypes, no. Don’t think I’ll be reading it now!