The Female Man
Publish date: November 11th 2010
Pages no: 223
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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
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.
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.