Feb 28

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Max Bathroom Comments: “Feminist? I thought you said Femdom…”

You might remember this from here.

Published 1977

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: 7.50 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Female Man”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Raise the shields Mr Worf! The incoming cringe levels on this one are off the scale.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “And THIS little guy used to work for PETA.”

  3. fred Says:

    What a Gor fairy tale looks like,

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    “she never lets wear anything nice”

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    When some women get older, they develop crow’s feet.

  6. NomadUK Says:

    Haute couture gets weirder every year.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    I just know she’s going to start singing “We Are Family.”

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    How it really is with Ivanka and Jared.

  9. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Anyone else notice Gollum got a Pedi ?

  10. Leak Says:

    The lesser known sibling of Duncan Jones: Owie Bowie

  11. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Good one, Fred.

    Emphasis on “Fairy” 🙂

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Those are some extreme clavicles. She’s the one person who’s permitted to use a mobile phone the way people on ‘The Apprentice’ do, as if eating oysters.

    But that’s mainly because she’s too heavily-armed for anyone to laugh at her in public.

  13. fred Says:

    This cover is officially ‘risque’.

    A larger/sharper pic.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Did this book EVER get a cover befitting its status as a feminist classic? Or referring to the parallel worlds/heroines?


    Nope. Weird stuff, tits, or both.

    Still, as bad as this is, I do like her attitude.

    @fred: The sharper picture is less bad.

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Joanna, how did you hurt your hand?”
    “I had to punch SO many artists. You wouldn’t believe how many!”

  16. Hammy Says:

    It looks to me like she’s got a shift knob from a manual transmission on the hilt of her sword. Which looks very slender, like a too-thin walking stick *that needs a scabbard.*

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The fuzzy wrap/tasteful fog also makes it look like her hand is just hanging out there in mid-air.

  18. Hammy Says:

    @GSSxn (Prev.):

    I hadn’t looked at the “bigger, sharper” picture before now. I hadn’t noticed how the bracelet on her left wrist sort of blends in with the psychedelic gangplank from the mushroom-ship (I’m assuming that’s what’s in the background, not a planet).

    It also looks like she’s flipping off the artist semi-subtly with her right hand/talon, to me…..

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn, @Hammy—Her wardrobe, like those gearshift knob-topped mountains in the back, seems to be defying at least a couple laws of physics.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: I can’t tell what the mushroom thing is either. Swoopy gangplanked ship, and/or is the mushroom also the source or result of her wrap?

    @BC: The book does have parallel worlds with maybe time travel, but I think you have it right that physics didn’t enter into the artist’s thinking at all.

    Maybe the little guy down right is sitting down looking nauseous from vertigo, trying to recover from being in this setting.

  21. Tracy Says:

    Believe it or not these are all elements from the book, though the author would have shrieked in horror at how they were portrayed. The woman is Jael, a female assassin from the future where women and men are at war with each other, living in separate nations. Jael did not ever wear a getup like that, though. The long silver claws she has (look closely at the pic) are in the book and portrayed correctly.

    The troglodyte thing is her genetically engineered love-slave, Davy, though in the book he was described as handsome and blonde. There was a throwaway line about his genetic material coming from a chimpanzee, which I guess the artist took too literally. The planet in the back is Jael’s house, which is round and sits on a column. Very 70s. The background is the wasteland between the male and female nations.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Nothing can explain the placement of her sword.

  23. Max Bathroom Says:

    @GSS ex-noob
    She has another sex slave behind her with his face down and bum up, grasping the end of the blade between his buttocks, obvs.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Max: Of course. It’s all so simple when you explain it.

  25. Mark Oliver Says:

    ..or is it ‘Russ Joanna’?

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