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Trivia About Egalia’s Daughter I found Brantenberg’s alternate reality to be both humorous and tragic at the same time. In this book, men and women trade roles. It’s not a comfortable read, nor an kas one, and those who really dislike it might do well to truly and genuinely investigate why.

Refresh and egalix again. It’s been awhile, but I remember really enjoying this depiction of a world where women are the dominant sex. 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.

Las hijas de Egalia

Who can’t relate to wanting more than what society expects of you? I started reading this book for my Women’s Studies class, but continued for myself.

Las hijas de Egalia by Gerd Brantenberg. But the story was a little drawn out. Interesting way of looking at the world if the roles where reversed. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Used in an Identity studies class. 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.

This shit is tongue-in-cheek, to some extent. 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. Swedish feminist fiction – gender role reversals [s]. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Want to Read saving…. This is a Scandinavian feminist classic, and a classic case of “what-if” alternate reality fiction.

All words that are normally in masculine form are given in a feminine form, and vice versa. It’s a very simple twist but as it extends, and new examples keep popping up like mysterious linguistic swamp cadavers, the point is driven home rather thoroughly: It lacks a decent plot so there is no need for ca pages. The planet is called Egalia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m not good at satire. 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.

I suspect the copy editing of that version — a new format than the first Swedish hardcover, I presume — was a bit rushed, although the errors were not enough to distract substantially from my reading.

Las hijas de Egalia by Gerd Brantenberg (3 star ratings)

It really made me think. A humorous and altogether thought-provoking read for the modern feminist.


Lists with This Book. In English, there would be phrases like ladying over someone instead of lording over and having the ovaries to do something daring rather than the balls. 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 lss we could hope for.

Men cannot be farmers because how could they truly understand earth rhythms. 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.

Read it for school.

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I thought it was really interesting. 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. Return to Book Page. Great concept, but I feel egaliz it would have been better off as a short story. Something of a egslia 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.