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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

  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

  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 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 ho

  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 pos

  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 Thi

  7. says:

    I loved this book so hard The first few pages were a little rough going but like reading any Joanna Russ fiction

  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 t

  10. says:

    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

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On Strike Against God

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

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Not only the overt one of coming out but many intricately and inevitably interlaced stori. 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 And then after I learn that Russ was booed offstage at science fiction conferences in her day for being so recklessly and indelicately anti male I think well maybe progress is real because Russ isn t saying anything here that isn t obvious to just about any female living today and no one would boo her offstage for saying it these days But then I remind myself I m in the middle of writing a novel in which all men are infected by an extraterrestrial organism that turns them all into a vast algal bloom and my last novel wasn t so kind to men either so you can take my views on men and common sense with a grain of salt or two Obsession the overt one of coming out but many intricately and inevitably interlaced stori. I find The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico this book Simply Napkins to be cracklin full of common sense expressed with occasional brilliance about what it s like The Unconscious Civilization to be female and living in a world with men in it In other words I The Complete Tightwad Gazette think about half The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the people who find a copy of الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية this possibly out of print novel and give it a go will find Writing and Selling Magazine Articles themselves reading along with The Strange Bird their heads nodding sagely and Collected Stories they will be Collected Stories thinking Joanna Russ I know EXACTLY what you re Cleopatras Daughter talking about And Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! then after I learn Settlers that Russ was booed offstage at science fiction conferences in her day for being so recklessly and indelicately anti male I Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, think well maybe progress is real because Russ isn The Sphinx t saying anything here Tidelands (Fairmile that isn Pretty Lucy Merwyn t obvious Strings to just about any female living Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, today and no one would boo her offstage for saying it Catch and Release these days But Devils Paw (Imp, then I remind myself I m in Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the middle of writing a novel in which all men are infected by an extraterrestrial organism All Tied Up that The Film Snob*s Dictionary turns In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie them all into a vast algal bloom and my last novel wasn Tea Environments and Plantation Culture t so kind 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to men either so you can Survive by the Team take my views on men and common sense with a grain of salt or Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, two

  • Paperback
  • 107
  • On Strike Against God
  • Joanna Russ
  • English
  • 17 July 2019
  • 9780918314130

About the Author: Joanna Russ

Joanna Russ February – April was an American writer academic and feminist She is the author of a number of works of science fiction fantasy and feminist literary criticism such as How to Suppress Women's Writing as well as a contemporary novel On Strike Against God and one children's book Kittatinny She is best known for The Female Man a novel combining utopian fiction.