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Saturday, May 20, 2006

book review--Sex Wars

Yesterday, I finished reading Marge Piercy's new book, Sex Wars, which I highly recommend to any mother, or any woman who doesn't want to be one. Piercy weaves together the lives of first-generation U.S. feminsts (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull)
with the lives of fictional characters and others (Anthony Comstock, Cornelius Vanderbilt) in a tapestry that covers the suffrage movement and women's fight for contraceptive equity.

For those of us in the U.S., it's a pretty chilling look at what our foremothers had to go through to keep from having a gajillion children, as well as a disheartening picture into the mind of a man that equated all nude pictures--even those in anatomy books--with pornography. Check it out.


  • At 8:36 PM, Blogger Cataclysm said…

    Love a good feminist book recommendation!! Thanks Landismom!

    Just today I bought myself comfy backyard reading chairs to take full advantage of the warm, light evenings - now need to beef up my book collection!


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