I'm always a fan of seeing strong and capable women in books and film. I used to have a HUGE admiration and respect for Katniss Everdeen. She had way more guts than a lot of the men in her series. I loved everything about Katniss until that dreaded epilogue. Up till that point, I respected her as a super badass and awesome heroine. Then that all came crashing down when she talked about having kids with Peeta "because he wanted them". I lost a bit of respect for Katniss once I read that. She caved in to a male's desires. I remember in the first or second book, she stated she didn't and never wanted kids. I find Katniss as a passive character because she ultimately submitted to a male's commands or wishes. Just another example of how males are still dominant over females. I know Katniss kicked a lot of asses in her story but that epilogue was a major turnoff and I am very upset about it. I could never see Katniss as being a mother at all, that ending felt so forced. The author should have cut it off before the epilogue so then we could all imagine what Katniss' future was like. I always imagined her being childfree and maybe doing her own thing. I never wanted to see a male dominate her in such a way but she gave in to Peeta's wishes. I know I am not the only one who hated the ending. I wanted to love Katniss Everdeen, but the ending of her story left me very disappointed. She's just another example of a passive heroine in today's world of fiction. We need more girls who stand their ground against men 100% of the time. I hate seeing awesome female characters submitting to a male's desires. These girls need to stand up for themselves and not let social/cultural/family pressure get into their heads. Discuss.