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Saoirse Ronan, from left, Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig are seen in the audience at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Oscar snub of ‘Little Women’ shows the limits of Hollywood feminism

Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women gives us perhaps the most explicitly feminist take to date on the classic novel, highlighting the value of women’s joy and labour.
Kirsten Dunst (centre), Winona Ryder (left), Trini Alvarado, Susan Sarandon and Clare Danes in Little Women (1994). The book is now being made into a film by director Greta Gerwig. Columbia Pictures Corporation,DiNovi Pictures

Little Women at 150 and the patriarch who shaped the book’s tone

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an enduring classic for girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. Yet many of the book's themes and morals were imposed by the author's father.

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