Into Thin Air: Feminist Response

Throughout the book, the author Jon Krakauer has constantly misrepresented the women in the story. There were two female characters in the book and they were Yasuko Namba and Sandy Pitman and were both perceived as dead weight for the group.

Yasuko seemed as a quiet Japanese woman who does not think properly and constantly slows down others and puts them in danger.

While Sandy is a self-centred person who did not put any effort climbing Everest herself and constantly abused others.

Both women did not get a chance to properly explain why the did the things they did and was being inferred from Krakauer’s perspective.

 

 

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