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Las hijas de Egalia by Gerd Brantenberg. In the novel the female is defined as the normal and the male as the abnormal, subjugated sex. Great read and thought provoking: Who can’t relate to wanting more than what society expects of you? But the story was a little drawn out. She has an English hovedfag main subject, comparable to a Masterfrom the University egakia Oslo, where she also studied history and political science.

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Despite the heavy themes the book’s a fairly light read. She has established women’s shelters and has worked in Lesbisk bevegelse Lesbian movement in both Oslo and Copenhagen.

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. The author creates a society where “normal” US gender roles are switched and language is changed to draw our attention to the inequalities in our society. Ein ziemlich klassischer, feministischer Roman aus den 70ern Jahren.


Swedish feminist fiction – gender role reversals [s]. The main character gets raped but this is not dwelt on and he’s basically fine afterwards. In this book, men and women trade roles.

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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book reverses the gender roles in our culture so that women dominate society and language.

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Las hijas de Egalia

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It kind of does towards the end, but not as much as I would have liked.

What if there was a matriarch, men ate the Pill, wore pehos “The boys said it was awkward and uncomfortable, eglia your penis into that stupid box. I started reading this book for my Women’s Studies class, but continued for myself.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Females are the dominant sex wom and huwoms vs. Interesting way of looking at the world if the roles where reversed. Men, if lucky, are housebound vs. This is a Scandinavian feminist classic, and a classic case of “what-if” alternate reality fiction.


It really made me think. Interesting take on our male-based society. This is a satire and is interesting. Egalka 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 eglia a bit heavy handed. She worked from in the Women’s House in Oslo.

Return to Book Page. In English, there would be phrases like hiuas over someone instead of lording over and having the ovaries to do something daring rather than the balls.

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Used jijas an Identity studies class. 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.

I couldn’t imagine a world in which men could be completely objectified and patronized by women. It’s been awhile, but I remember really enjoying this depiction of a world where women are the dominant sex.