It made no difference to me. Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply—I was casually sorry, and then I forgot

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter III) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Most men were sexist at the time, but Fitzgerald seems to especially emphasize the faults in his female characters. That is part of the reason The Great Gatsby didn’t see much success when it first came out — there were no likable woman characters, and women bought a lot of the books back then.

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