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The Female Man - Joanna Russ
The Female Man
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Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist.... show more
Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist. And Jael is a warrior with steel teeth and catlike retractable claws, from an earth with separate-and warring-female and male societies. When these four women meet, the results are startling, outrageous, and subversive.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780807062999 (0807062995)
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Female Man / Joanna Russ
Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist. And J...
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it
5.0 The Female Man (SF Masterworks)
Now is not the 16th or 17th century, but the 21st. Feminism has deep scientific, political, sociological, economical and psychological roots. It could very hardly have happened in the beginning of the medieval times or in the Renaissance period. In those feudal times people worked minimum 12 hours...
Morbid Obsession (Kynthos)
Morbid Obsession (Kynthos) rated it
0.0 The Female Man
This is one of those odd tales - female keeping males as pleasure pet; they kept them docile and biddable by lobotomizing them and controlling them by implants connected to a computer. O.OWiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Female_Man
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
4.0 The Female Man
Published in 1975, Russ's classic about 4 female characters meeting in time is still germane, still witty, still rousing in this age of mansplaining and the War on Women.
politerobot
politerobot rated it
4.0 The Female Man
It's an angry book. Very angry. But it's also funny, poignant and thought provoking. And meta! How lovely. And given the time it was written in (1970s) and its theme (feminism), the anger is very justified. And well written.
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