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Feminism isn't just good for women; it's also good for men. The patriarchy that LRRH is trapped in (and defies in RegularJOE's adaptation) not only forces her to choose between two unrealistic roles - either as the innocent virgin or the sexually voracious whore. That same patriarchy in the original tale also casts men in two equally unrealistic roles - the virtuous white knight or the violent predator.
When women have the freedom to defy those roles - as LRRH does in RegularJOE's adapted version, asserting both her independence and sexuality - men also find themselves empowered to break free of the roles patriarchy assigns for them. In that way, feminism and Joe's adapted LRRH story isn't just about female empowerment, it's about human empowerment.