Nov 08

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Gloria Comments: Such a prophetic novel. Who can forget the Great Feminist Revolution of 1992

Published 1971

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.19 out of 10)

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36 Responses to “The Feminists”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Auntie Samantha says: “Your Andrea Dworkin needs YOU.”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It may be an effect of perspective, but I think that this cover is telling me something’s just over my left shoulder.

  3. Winter Maiden Says:

    Donald Sutherland has got this covered.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    She’s a Mafia Donna.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    The three guys on the right are so close to a Charlie’s Angels pose. C’mon guys, you’re almost there!

  6. fred Says:

    I guess the underground women are back home in the cave waiting for the menfolk to come home so they can be ‘taken shopping’.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Who on Earth is the market for this book? Can’t be feminists, not with that “Top dog’s a bitch” line. Disgruntled men who wear dumb-guy hats? Hardly seems as though it would appeal to the guy with the shotgun on his pickup rack. No boobie appeal for pimply adolescent boys. Pimply adolescent girls with firearm fantasies, maybe?

  8. Lillie Awesome Says:

    I’m actually somewhat impressed by the subtle nuance of blending the lapel of the pointing woman’s greatcoat into the architecture of the foreground scene. And I am 100% confident that that is far and away the most subtle nuance of the entire book.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    “Boys, seize the open manhole and seize the universe!”

  10. fred Says:

    The back cover. How Harvey Weinstein never made this into a movie is beyond me.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    This is offensive.

    They rule the world and top dog is a bitch.

    No editor looked at this and said, “should be THE top dog is a bitch“???

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sorry guys, but you’re all going to have to die so that centuries hence a lone astronaut can arrive on a planet of women and teach them all about ‘this thing called love’.

  13. Raoul Says:

    And this is how we ended up with a World Without Men.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    I take it Parley J Cooper had just been dumped.

    Still, chilling as this vision of the near-future is, it needs Diana Dors to make it truly terrifying

    And Ronnie Barker in a floral print frock.

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Parley wanna cracker‽

  16. Alice Says:

    From a review:

    One can imagine how this book came into existence. The scene is a smoke-filled editorial office at Pinnacle. Shirtsleeved males of varying degrees of obesity and baldness sweat amid the white-hot heat of creativity. They’ve had the USA conquered by bugs, commies, aliens, prehistoric monsters, werewolves … you name it. What the hell is there left? And then it slowly dawns: even more terrifying than Godzilla is … women!

  17. Anna T. Says:

    If you ignore that the book is a work of sexist trash, I wonder what else the cover art by itself could be used for. I mean, we have Badass Boss Lady in her suit, and a bunch of people defending a barricade. That could be used for something else.

    I can’t help thinking that Monique Wittig probably wouldn’t have minded a world without men – just not one presented like this.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Anna T—re: Monique Witting—somebody ought to take a heterosexual contract out on Parley boy there.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Tonight on CHARLENE’S ANGELS…”

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So we’re supposed to cheer on a band of guys who machine-gun women in the streets? That is creepy on far more levels that I can squeeze into this comment…

  21. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @fred – so let me get this straight:

    Aboveground society. Men “reduced to mere chattel.” Totally not OK!!!

    Underground society: a group of “men and their women.” Yay gallant heroes!!!

    Seems legit. [barf]

  22. Tom Noir Says:

    Once you finish this book you can tackle the sequel.

  23. Tor Mented Says:

    I once went to a library and checked out The Feminists. But they accused me of lookism.

  24. Tiffany Says:

    You really gotta wonder what married life is like for these authors…

  25. Ashley Lambert-Maberly Says:

    I disturbs me that “to take a woman” wasn’t considered a crime at the time of publication, but just something else wrong with its dystopian future.

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AnnaT: “Les Mis” is the first thing that I thought of.

  27. Bibliomancer Says:

    @ Ashley – To quote a famous expert on the times: “I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.”

    This Parley J. Cooper is making all of us guys look bad.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The art is actually not bad. Like @Anna T said, it could be used as a cover for a decent book.

    The text, though! From its stupidity, to its bad grammar, to the fact that radfems of the sort Parley (<– wtf) is proposing would NEVER use that swirly, girly font.

    And "taking a woman" IS a crime nowadays, as we see in the news every day. Talking about "their" women is also creeeepy.

    So packs of men go around machine-gunning in the cities; bad enough today that one at a time does it, often out of stupid machoness. Creeeepy.

    @fred: I had the same thought, that Harvey really wanted to make this into a movie, except he was doing "high-brow" stuff. Bet he read it though. Him and Rushbo.

    @Alice: Yeah, that review was about what I figured. LOL at the "degrees of obesity and baldness sweating". Creeeepy.

    @Lillie Awesome: Also my thought. Barf. Creeeepy.

    @Tiffany: Do these guys ever get married? Bet they keep getting turned down for dates, and dumped when they do get them, but think it can't possibly be their fault.

    I bet it completely ignores the fact that men in this situation, like men in prison, would be having teh ghey secks everywhere.

    Props to Gloria not only for finding this, but for getting a freaking Interrobang into her comment!

    In sum: Very big with the emotionally stunted portions of Reddit, the fundies of any religion, and other such losers, I’m sure. Creeeepy.

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Whoa. This stands at #1 on our top ten list. Which, again, it shouldn’t. Bear suit turkey leg woman is probably upset, along with fractal centaur.

  30. Tag Wizard Says:

    @GSSxN – Kudos for noticing the interrobang ‽‽‽‽‽‽‽
    (although j’accuse Bibliomancer for cut-and-pasting it without a by-your-leave into his comment)

    Hey I sent you a couple reply comments on some items sent to my email. Did you receive them‽

  31. A.R.Yngve Says:

    1992: To refuse to wear a plaid shirt is a crime; to dislike Nirvana is a crime

  32. Frank Says:

    The point where this cover exceeds my willing suspension of disbelief is the thought that when women are in charge, that they’re going to wear neckties.

  33. Tor Mented Says:


  34. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tag Wizard: Sorry about the email delay. I don’t check that account very often, particularly not in the past couple of weeks where everything went pear-shaped (It’s better now).

  35. A.R.Yngve Says:

    There are some goings-on in today’s feminism which might make for a satirical novel — such as the ideological conflict between individual/universal rights and “Identity Politics”… but Parley J. Cooper’s novel sure ain’t it.

  36. GSS ex-noob Says:

    He’s still alive, still writing, and on Facebook!

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