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12 Awesome Sex-Positive Female Protagonists

In a world full of gendered double standards, these women aren't afraid to follow their desires.

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Chris Kraus from I Love Dick 

Sheila from How Should a Person Be?

Faye from Outline and Transit 

Ifemelu from Americanah 

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By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë

Hester Prynne from A Scarlet Letter 

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By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Isadora from Fear of Flying 

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

By Erica Jong

Jacaranda from Sex and Rage

Sally from The Dud Avocado 

Maggie Nelson from The Argonauts 

The narrator from Written on the Body 

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By Jeanette Winterson

“Secretary” from Bad Behavior