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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. And J...

  • Author: Joanna Russ
  • Publish Date: 2000-03-17
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    1975 Nebula Nominated: The Female Man

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    Reviews/Comments On The Female Man

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2013-11-11 07:57:11

    The Female Man is a dystopian science-fiction, but because it is considered feminist you think it would turn your readers stomachs?
    Thank you, so much, for perpetuating sexism in the world and in science fiction.

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    RE: Soft Science Fiction Books
    By: Anonymous
    2014-04-06 07:07:25

    A ground-breaking, brilliant indictment of gender roles and sexism. Experimental and razor sharp. Harrowing, cutting, and humorous, this definitive feminist SF novel is a true classic of New Wave-era Speculative Fiction. One of my all-time favorites.

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    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
    RE: The Female Man
    By: Anonymous
    2017-02-16 05:11:43

    Way to lower the bar so a feminist novel could make the list. Feminism isn't in its infancy. It's dying as women realize its many, many betrayals. It shall be regulated to the psychiatrist couch and psychiatric ward where it belongs as women and men learn to live together.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE: The Female Man
    By: Anonymous
    2017-06-07 09:15:45

    When playing pin the tail on the donkey I don't want to be the donkey. In other words, why would I read a book in which I'm just a target for misplaced anger?

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE: The Female Man
    By: Anonymous
    2017-07-10 08:53:28

    This book is worse than Twilight and Pussy Jackson and the Olympians. After reading it I was diagnosed with cancer.

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