Maria Sveland


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in Örebro, Sweden
November 26, 1974

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Maria Sveland (born 1974) is an author and journalist from Sweden, best known for the 2007 book Bitterfittan (a title which is a Swedish compound noun, and could be translated either as The Bittercunt or The Bitter Cunt, or, less literally, The Bitterbitch or The Bitter Bitch).

Bitterfittan is, according to Sveland, not an autobiography but rather a work inspired by her own experiences. The book criticizes the institutionalized nuclear family from a feminist perspective, pointing out issues such as women's unpaid domestic labor, sexual violence, and the disproportional male/female use of parental leave.
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Åtalas Lambertz för förtal nu?

Det måste vara härligt att vandra genom livet i Göran Lambertz skor. En vit äldre man som suttit på några av de högsta positionerna inom vårt rättsväsende och haft enorm makt och inflytande över hur lagen tillämpas. Om man har haft så stor makt under sitt yrkesliv fortsätter man antagligen att känna sig maktfullkomlig även som pensionär? Eller åtminstone att känna sig självtillräcklig?

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Average rating: 3.49 · 3,197 ratings · 192 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bitterfittan

3.55 avg rating — 1,728 ratings — published 2007 — 21 editions
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Hatet: En bok om antifeminism

3.85 avg rating — 396 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Bitterfittan 2: Återkomsten

3.05 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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Att springa

3.64 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Gråleken

3.20 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Befrielsen

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Systrar & bröder

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Doggy Monday

2.69 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Bitterfotze: Roman

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“When we wake up and see reality as it is, a lot of people blame feminism. They twist everything around and claim that the feminist vision creates demands which are too high and contradictory, demands that break overworked women down with stress. They claim that everything was so much easier when women were housewives without the demands of work and career. Motherhood and a clean home were a woman’s self-realization. Today most women work two jobs, one outside and one inside the home. Yet if we lived equally and men took just as much responsibility for the children and the home, women would not be broken down by the stress. Perhaps it is only possible to accept the difficulties if you see feminism as a resistance movement, and the only path to possible freedom. Because resistance almost always involves pain.”
Maria Sveland, Bitter Bitch: A Novel

“Johan had been away working for several weeks and home only at the weekends. Sigge missed him and I missed him and we were walking through the park on our way to daycare, two tired and sad souls. Sigge was sitting quietly in the buggy. He usually asks about everything we see along the way, why the air is so transparent, where the sun actually lives and if I like ice cream with pears and whipped cream. But today he was just sitting there quiet and tired, and I wanted to stop and hold him but instead I walked even faster. And then in the middle of the silence his questions started to come. ‘Mommy, why does Daddy have to work in Växjö?’ I gave him a tired, noncommittal answer. ‘He just has to. That’s where his job is right now.’ ‘But why?’ Sigge continued. ‘To earn money so we can buy food and pay the rent.’ ‘Why?’ Sigge said again, and I realized that he really did not understand and then I started wondering whether I really understood. ‘People have to work,’ I said and heard how hollow it sounded.”
Maria Sveland, Bitter Bitch: A Novel

“When it comes to caring for, loving and making time for a new little person, anybody who has children knows that two parents are less than ideal. On the other hand, three or four would be just about right. Then there would always someone around while the rest are catching up on sleep, making love, cooking, cleaning, shopping, working. If you ignore the oppression gay people experience, I think the rainbow families, the dykes and the fags, who get together and become parents, in many ways feel much better than straight people who just keep on struggling.”
Maria Sveland, Bitter Bitch: A Novel

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