I was leafing through an Enid Blyton at dinner today. The Famous Five at Smuggler's cave. Was wondering what's the entire deal about Blyton being sexist.
When you are a kid it doesn't matter to you whether Georgina was called George or her cousin played with dolls because she was a girl. On the contrary, the very fact that George was not called Georgina throughout the book and there was a girl who climbed trees should matter. Why not look at Janet from Secret Seven instead? Or the Naughtiest girl at school series?
I grew up on Noddy, Famous Five and Malory Towers. I didn't see anything wrong when I was a kid and I still fail to see what's wrong.
Even otherwise give her a break, she was born in 1867 for heaven's sake.