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  1. says:

    I am so frustrated by not taking note of or action on this at the time but I read something the other day that referenced something being catty in a second wave feminist way What the fuck How can I not remember where I read something so appalling? This book is Joanna Russ's only non sci fi novel It's subtitled in some places A Lesbian Love

  2. says:

    Very good A kind of transitional 2nd 3rd wave feminist love story of sorts very well written What critiues I might have of her stance some 30 years after the fact are pretty much irrelevant “Oh Esther I don’t want to be a feminist I don’t enjoy it It’s no fun”“I know” I said “I don’t either” People think you decide to be “radical” for God’s sake like deciding to be a librarian or a ship’s chandler You “make u

  3. says:

    To read for this uotation “Oh Esther I don’t want to be a feminist I don’t enjoy it It’s no fun” “I know” I

  4. says:

    I find this book to be cracklin full of common sense expressed with occasional brilliance about what it's like to be female and living in a world with men in it In other words I think about half the people who find a copy of this possibly out of print novel and give it a go will find themselves reading along with their heads nodding sagely and they will be thinking Joanna Russ I know EXACTLY what you're talking about An

  5. says:

    One of the best books I've ever read

  6. says:

    After a while you tame your interior monsters it's only natural I don't mean that it ever stops; but it stops mattering This is a very

  7. says:

    I loved this book so hard The first few pages were a little rough going but like reading any Joanna Russ fiction once I'm into it her writing is some of my favorite This was knowledgable and sexy and angry and original and how often d

  8. says:

    Back and forth on this one between four and five stars The way she uses civil rights movement to talk about women's lib is annoying but it's such a smart sharp book w a lesbian heroine

  9. says:

    “‘What’s it like to be a woman?’I took my rifle from behind my chair and shot him dead”Beautifully cynical yet tender account of submitting to the necessity of delicate ueerness and indispensable feminism Smart but unpretentious Just gals being gals begging to be carefree

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    I'd rate it lower but it has some insightful bits and I am not the target audience The story just seemed very bland An observant feminist lesbian with a strong imagination finds love but life is complicated For most of it I heavily identified with Esther thinking that if she was closer to how I'd be if I was a woman than anything else I've read but then the violent fantasies disabused me of that notionStill reading Russ but bit by bit be

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Joanna Russ's On Strike Against God is remarkable for its deft intertwining of many themes. Very good A kind of transitional 2nd 3rd wave feminist love story of sorts very well written What critiues I might have of her stance some 30 years after the fact are pretty much irrelevant Oh Esther I don t want to be a feminist I don t enjoy it It s no fun I know I said I don t either People think you decide to be radical for God s sake like deciding to be a librarian or a ship s chandler You make up your mind you commit yourself Sounds like a mental hospital doesn t itI said Don t worry we could be buried together and have engraved on our tombstone the awful truth which some day somebody will understandWE WUZ PUSHED 37 What did we talk aboutI don t remember We talked so hard and sat so still that I got cramps in my knee We had too many cups of tea and then didn t want to leave the table to go to the bathroom because we didn t want to stop talking You will think we talked of revolution but we didn t Nor did we talk of our own souls Nor of sewing Nor of babies Nor of departmental intrigue It was political if by politics you mean the laboratory talk that characters in bad movies are perpetually trying to convey unsuccessfully when they Wrinkle Their Wee Brows and say valiantly dutifully after all they didn t write it But Doctor doesn t that violate Finagle s Constant I staggered to the bathroom released floods of tea and returned to the kitchen to talk It was professional talk It left me grey faced and with such concentration that I began to develop a headache We talked about Mary Ann Evans loss of faith about Emily Bront s isolation about Charlotte Bront s blinding cloud about the split in Virginia Woolf s head and the split in her economic condition We talked about Lady Murasaki who wrote in a form that no respectable man would touch Hroswit a little name whose plays may perhaps amuse myself Miss Austen who had no expression in society than a firescreen or a poker They did not all write letters write memoirs or go on the stage Sappho only an ambiguous somewhat disagreeable name Corinna The teacher of Pindar Olive Schriener growing up on the veldt wrote one book married happily and ever wrote another Kate Chopin wrote a scandalous book and never wrote another Jean has written nothing There was M ry Sh ll y who wrote you know what and Ch rl tt P rk ns G lm an who wrote one superb horror study and lots of sludge was it sludge and Ph ll s Wh tl y who was black and wrote eighteenth century odes but it was the eighteenth century and Mrs nn R dcl ff S thw rth and Mrs G rg Sh ld n and Miss G rg tt H y r and B rb r C rtl nd and the legion of those who writing write not like the dead Miss B l y of the poem who was seduced into bad practices fudging her endings and hanged herself in her garter The sun was going down I was blind and stiff It s at this point that the computer which has run amok and eaten Los Angeles is defeated by some scientifically transcendent version of pulling the plug the furniture stood around unknowing though we had just pulled out the plug and Lady who got restless when people talked at such length because she couldn t understand it stuck her head out from under the couch looking for things to herd We had talked for six hours from one in the afternoon until seven I had at that moment an impression of our act of creation so strong so sharp so extraordinarily vivid that I could not believe all our talking hadn t led to something tangible mightn t you expect at least a little blue pyramid sitting in the middle of the floor That not all men are piggy only some that not all men belittle me only some that not all men get mad if you won t let them play Chivalry only some that not all men write books in which women are idiots only most that not all men pull rank on me only some that not all men pinch their secretaries asses only some that not all men make obscene remarks to me in the street only some that not all men make money than I do only some that not all men make money than all women only most that not all men are rapists only some that not all men are promiscuous killers only some that not all men control Congress the Presidency the police the army industry agriculture law science medicine architecture and local government only someI sat down on the lawn and wept 32 33 Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija of many themes. Very good A kind Stara srpska religija i mitologija of transitional 2nd 3rd wave feminist love story Košulja sretnog čovjeka of sorts very well written What critiues I might have Fit for Battle The Character Weapons and Strategies of the Spiritual Warriors of her stance some 30 years after the fact are pretty much irrelevant Oh Esther I don t want to be a feminist I don t enjoy it It s no fun I know I said I don t either People think you decide to be radical for God s sake like deciding to be a librarian How Markets Fail The Economics of Rational Irrationality or a ship s chandler You make up your mind you commit yourself Sounds like a mental hospital doesn t itI said Don t worry we could be buried together and have engraved The Go Programming Language on Le Roi des Aulnes our tombstone the awful truth which some day somebody will understandWE WUZ PUSHED 37 What did we talk aboutI don t remember We talked so hard and sat so still that I got cramps in my knee We had too many cups Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, of tea and then didn t want to leave the table to go to the bathroom because we didn t want to stop talking You will think we talked Becoming of revolution but we didn t Nor did we talk Deca zla of A Little Book About the Runes our Pobunjeni own souls Nor The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century of sewing Nor Purrfectly Kissed of babies Nor To the Unloved Daughter of departmental intrigue It was political if by politics you mean the laboratory talk that characters in bad movies are perpetually trying to convey unsuccessfully when they Wrinkle Their Wee Brows and say valiantly dutifully after all they didn t write it But Doctor doesn t that violate Finagle s Constant I staggered to the bathroom released floods Krv nije voda of tea and returned to the kitchen to talk It was professional talk It left me grey faced and with such concentration that I began to develop a headache We talked about Mary Ann Evans loss PREKID of faith about Emily Bront s isolation about Charlotte Bront s blinding cloud about the split in Virginia Woolf s head and the split in her economic condition We talked about Lady Murasaki who wrote in a form that no respectable man would touch Hroswit a little name whose plays may perhaps amuse myself Miss Austen who had no expression in society than a firescreen Čokoladne godine or a poker They did not all write letters write memoirs Preživio sam Vukovar i Ovčaru or go Ache for You on the stage Sappho REIKI put ka sebi only an ambiguous somewhat disagreeable name Corinna The teacher The Mists of Avalon of Pindar Olive Schriener growing up Demon školske knjižnice on the veldt wrote Zemlja vukova one book married happily and ever wrote another Kate Chopin wrote a scandalous book and never wrote another Jean has written nothing There was M ry Sh ll y who wrote you know what and Ch rl tt P rk ns G lm an who wrote Anđelova šala one superb horror study and lots Danci i stranci of sludge was it sludge and Ph ll s Wh tl y who was black and wrote eighteenth century Confident Deceptions odes but it was the eighteenth century and Mrs nn R dcl ff S thw rth and Mrs G rg Sh ld n and Miss G rg tt H y r and B rb r C rtl nd and the legion Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide of those who writing write not like the dead Miss B l y Float of the poem who was seduced into bad practices fudging her endings and hanged herself in her garter The sun was going down I was blind and stiff It s at this point that the computer which has run amok and eaten Los Angeles is defeated by some scientifically transcendent version Pasteur, Plagiarist, Impostor!: The Germ Theory Exploded! 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