Egalia's Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes

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Seal Press, 2004 - Fiction - 270 pages
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Welcome to the land of Egalia, where gender roles are topsy-turvy as "wim" wield the power and "menwim" light the home fires. This re-telling of the prototypical coming-of-age novel will have readers laughing out loud and wondering who should prevail: poor Petronius, who wants more than anything to cruise the oceans as a seawom; or his powerful and protective mother Director Bram, who rules her family with an authoritarian righteousness. But for better or for worse, as the masculist party begins to organize and protest, the landscape of Egalia threatens to change forever. More than just a humorous romp, Egalia’s Daughters poses the provocative question of whether the culprit in gender subjugation is gender itself or power—no matter who wields it.

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In the country of Egalia, men's and women's roles are completely re versed: wim occupy high-powered po sitions in business and government, while most menwim are housebounds , who run the household ... Read full review

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If you read this book, you will see what the world we live in looks like to me. With an unmatched effectiveness Gerd Brantenberg points out all of the obnoxious problems that women and men face ... Read full review

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Brantenberg was born in Oslo, Norway and spent her childhood and youth in Fredrikstad. She has been active in the feminist movement since the early 1970s.

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