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Rachel Hill

    Something that stood out to me in Nancy Friday’s books is how extreme most of the fantasies are. The themes are not fantasies you would typically expect coming from women.  Four of the most prominent themes seem to be incest, bestiality, pedophilia, and rape, which are topics that are extremely taboo, and are for a lot of people where the line is drawn for acceptable fantasies.  I think her work is important because it shows that women are capable of the same types of fantasies as men.  Her books increase acceptance of fantasies and reduce shame and stigma.