I have already ranted so much about how this book is not feminist, or pro-woman book. Unfortunately, a lot of defenders book try to come at me and other antis with the defense that unlike Bella Swan, Clary has a backbone, and they would be WRONG!
Clary, in reality, has no backbone. When Jace talks shit to her, she doesn’t do much about it. She fights back, occasionally, but then later apologizes for it. Which is basically saying that Jace was right, and Clary was wrong for standing up for herself. When Simon all but called her a slut back in City of Bones because his female best friend, dared to want to sleep with another boy that wasn;t him. Clary didn’t call him out for it at all, no she fucking apologized. Apologized. She didn’t call him out on his bullshit in the slightest.
Then in this book, in this very chapter, Jace did this:
‘Jace stood up, knocking his chair back violently. “You are not taking Clary to the Seelie Court without me and that is final!”
Clary stared at him with her mouth open. He was flushed with anger, teeth gritted, veins corded in his neck. He was also avoiding looking at her.’
— City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (pg.78)
Clary didn’t say anything, hell she didn’t stand up, and tell Jace off for making decisions for her. Nope, she was quieter than a mouse during that scene, and she never brought it up again.
So if your remove the bits of Isabelle’s vamp, femmefatale talk about emotional manipulation through sex, and yes that is a disgusting thing to do, she actually has a bit of point. Clary is just as spineless as Bella. I called Clary ‘Bella in a red wig’ and I wasn’t wrong. Clary doesn’t stand up for herself, she doesn’t call out Simon’s or Jace’s possessiveness of her for the gross shit it is.