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Las hijas de Egalia by Gerd Brantenberg. The main twilight-zoneism is that it is written in language that indicates clearly that this world is as matriarchal as ours is patriarchal.

The activists have serious grievances with their world but they’re also having fun realizing that they don’t have to stick to all the rules set out for them.

This is a satire and is interesting. Consciousness-raising, as in Marx although the “Egalian” version of Marx is Matraxis an important part of the development of the characters, as they go from innocent and complicit teenage boys to men who are aware of their own oppression.

egwlia The planet is called Egalia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What’s the Name o The new words can be a little hard at first but anyone with a passing familiarity of feminist literature should recognize the situation and setting almost immediately. Despite the heavy themes the book’s a fairly light read. Swedish feminist fiction – gender role reversals [s] 2 26 Oct 16, Something of a product of its times, in places — it might help to know a little about the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s — but not much dated for all of that, and rather grimly funny throughout.


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Parts of it also felt slightly dated, but still. Interesting way of looking at the world if the roles where reversed.

For most of this book I kept thinking it was just “stating the obvious”, wishing it dgalia take it a step further. What if there was a matriarch, men ate the Pill, wore pehos “The boys said it was awkward and uncomfortable, cramming your penis into that stupid box. Women are the dominant ones. This book was probably truly cutting edge when it was first published late 70s and the basic premise is still intriguing but it is a bit heavy handed.

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She was a board member of the Norway’s first association for homosexual people Forbundet avthe precursor to the Norwegian National Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation. Used in an Identity studies class. Men are encouraged to gain weight to be ‘pretty and plump’ and when they dress up, they wear sheaths over their exposed penises, which they decorate.

Made me feel like a little girl. I thought it was really interesting.

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I found Brantenberg’s alternate reality to be both humorous and tragic at the same time. The author’s colorful language, creative terminology and relatable storyline made for a great read. Swedish feminist fiction – gender role reversals [s].

I couldn’t imagine a world in which men could be completely objectified and patronized by women. Interesting take on our male-based society. She worked from in the Women’s House in Oslo. She has an English hovedfag main subject, comparable to a Masterfrom the University of Oslo, where she also studied history and political science. It kind of does towards the end, but not as much as I would have liked. I read this when I was way too young to understand what the fuck was going on, so I was mostly just really confused.


It really made you think and I like the idea. This shit is tongue-in-cheek, to some extent. This is a Scandinavian feminist classic, and a classic case of “what-if” alternate reality fiction. Other reviews have called the book “dated” and while some outright gender discrimination that is pointed out here is no longer this common, the book isn’t nearly as dated as we could hope for.

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Hikas she has been a writer full-time. It’s been awhile, but I remember really enjoying this depiction of a world where women are the dominant sex. Great concept, but I feel that it would have been better off as a short story.

Men cannot be farmers because h This book was probably truly cutting edge when it was first published late 70s and the basic premise is still intriguing but it is a bit heavy handed. Men wear penho and always keep a ls on while women proudly flash their naked breasts.

And it was so impractical when you had to pee. Who can’t relate to wanting more than what society expects of you?

Published February 29th by Horas y horas first published This book has very interesting ideas, and you really have to think while reading it, but the story and the writing were kind of dull. I thought it was weird and not very funny. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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