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Woman World

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  4,793 ratings  ·  765 reviews
The hilarious and wildly popular instagram comic about a world with no men

With her startling humor, it’s no surprise that Aminder Dhaliwal’s web comic Woman World has a devoted audience of more than 150,000 readers, updated biweekly with each installment earning an average of 25,000 likes. Now, readers everywhere will delight in the print edition as Dhaliwal seamlessly inc
Paperback, 259 pages
Published September 11th 2018 by Drawn & Quarterly
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Logan Hughes It is made pretty clear that there are trans women in Womanworld. The nature of the 'defect' is hand-waved. The author's position seems to be that, fo…moreIt is made pretty clear that there are trans women in Womanworld. The nature of the 'defect' is hand-waved. The author's position seems to be that, for the purposes the concept, trans women are women and trans men are men, which is good in theory, but as a trans man I'm still kinda sad :( Also there's no non-binary people. (less)

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Whitney Atkinson
I found this book by complete chance at the library and I am smashing it onto my wishlist to buy ASAP because it was SO good!! I remember reading Y: The Last Man and being so confused that in a story about all the men in th eworld dying, why would the authors choose to focus on the last man instead of women ruling the world?? And this gave me everything I wished that book was, plus it was SO hilarious. I was actually cackling out loud reading this and I would keep flipping back to my favorite co ...more
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Inserts easily. String doesn't leak at all. Wish I could have the same functionality in a more eco-friendly product though
David Schaafsma
A book based on/derived from Dhaliwal's web comic of the same name about a time in the future when men die out. Can women live without men?! Will they suddenly be different? Will they have better relationships? Of course we know that W/W relationships already exist, so we have some data on that (and in comics, from work such as Dykes to Watch Out For), but what if NO men were around? Will this make women suddenly different? What if women ruled the world?

Dhaliwal's answers to these questions are
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've always had a hard time inserting tampons and mostly just stick to pads. However I had to go swimming the other day and stopped by the grocery store to pick some up. I picked this brand solely because it had nice art on the packaging. I like that this brand supports women artists!! At the pool, I spent 10 minutes in the bathroom stall trying to get one in, I finally did it but it felt like it was falling out the entire time I was swimming which was kind of uncomfortable... I'm still giving 5 ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
It was ok. Some real funny bits and I like the art a lot. This is *very* binary and doesn't do a reassuring enough job addressing even binary trans folx to make me comfy or be ok recommending it to most of my pals. Overall, good but flawed in a way that erases me personally and many others.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! Just enough absorption without being totally drying, and never leaves me feeling uncomfortable. The applicator is easy to grip. My only criticism is that the wrapping is a tad hard to open but besides that a 10/10!
Julia Sapphire
2.5 stars

This is a graphic novel that I have really mixed thoughts on. The premise is that they live in a world where men are extinct. We follow a bunch of girls, their relationships with one another, and them learning about men. This is not really a continuous story, it jumps around a lot and is sometimes written as individual 1-2 page comics. I felt no attachment to any of the characters and the writing was not my favorite. Ulaana was the only character that I found interesting and was inve
Hannah Garden
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
7.21.19 OK a friend suggested I might tone it down a bit here so I edited the reread review to be less over the top, which I’m sorry I thought the over-the-topness made it less serious but guhh every time I think about this argument I just can’t, and nobody else cares anymore so I have to just keep spilling it all out here, hoping to empty of it in time :/

7.19.19: I just reread this while killing time at the library because it’s short and sweet and I will go to my grave filled with frustration o
It feels a bit strange to call a book about the aftermath of the mass extinction of men charming, but there we are. This book is just charming. What's the world like when men have died out? Pretty darn nice thanks for asking!

With simple but subtly impactful artwork that stares serious social issues right in the face and makes them not just palatable but downright cute Aminder Dhaliwal delicately draws her way through the lives of a small town of women just living their daily lives. We take tiny
Rod Brown
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Super fun!

The set-up: The world slowly changed as male babies stopped being born and the remaining men died off with the passage of time. But then natural disasters destroyed civilization, leaving the surviving women in a fairly functional post-apocalyptic dystopia (or utopia depending on one's point of view) of small communities where they live and work together.

The execution: The story is told in a series of one- or two-page gag strips that were originally released on Instagram. Not only are
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was sus at the potential for this to be cisnormative & extremely binary but my fears were wrong because TRANS GRANDMA !!!!!!!!!!!! I demand more stories featuring trans grandmas they are the light of my queer little life ...more
Krista Regester
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious in all ways.

How many of you skewed bi anyway?
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this on a whim because it comes in a combo pack with both regular and super absorbencies. I wasn't expecting much from these comics after reading the bad reviews but these actually work great for me so far. I have only tried the regular absorbency in this box so far but they work well and are very comfortable to insert and wear. I also read other comics but those are a little more uncomfortable to insert at times and they do leak a little sometimes. I have not noticed any leaks from Woman ...more
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A genetic mutation wipes out men, natural disasters send the world into chaos, and suddenly it's a woman's world.

Readers follow the residents of a village known as Beyonce's Thighs as they attempt to rebuild civilization with compassion, curiosity, and some hilarious (and, at times, completely accurate) theories about the past.

I loved this collection and the topics it covers while being thoughtful and ridiculous at the same time!

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Vanessa Álamos
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I do not usually use tampons because I do not find them comfortable, but I can recommend to all of you the eval liberty compresses, I love those as much as I love Woman World although I'm looking forward to trying the menstrual cup
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel very safe using them, never had a leaking problem. If the package was bigger (and with more tampons), this review would be perfect.
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-harder-2019
This is a really interesting graphic novel, comprised of connected mini-comics, which Dhaliwal originally self-published on Instagram. Woman World explores a world in which men have become extinct. In it, the exclusively female community re-learns how to connect to each other, form and maintain relationships, and manage society on their own terms. Although at times too brief in its exploration of ideas for my liking, Dhaliwal is able to spotlight some really sharp observations about the way wome ...more
Impressive absorbency, stellar packaging, no patriarchal residue, and eco-friendly. The applicator is not only comely, but inclusive. Would recommend to others!
Elizabeth A
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphix, 2019
Well, color me confused. Why do so many reviews of this book review tampons?

This is a collection of a popular Instagram web comic series, though not one I had heard of before. In this premise, a birth defect wipes out the all the men on the planet, and Woman's World rises up out of the ashes. How will women behave? will the world be a better place?

We get dropped into one village, and each page or two is a vignette about the lives of the women who live there. The very young have never met a man
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am new to Dhaliwal's work, so I was unaware of her larger web comic work. This compilation was clever, sometimes very funny, other times poignant and thoughtful.

Each page, or page fold is basically a standalone comic, similar to the newspaper "funnies", so this is an easy one to pick up and down for a quick smile.

Shay Monson
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m not usually a tampon girl, but I was pleasantly surprised with these! They absorbed super well and I didn’t have any leaks—as someone who gets very heavy periods, this is a miracle! I would highly recommend this brand of tampons to everyone, regardless of how heavy your flow is!
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Personally, I use pads. Tampons give me headaches. Therefore, I can only conclude that any opinion I would have on that particular blood gather would be extremely (and rightfully) bias.
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this, didn’t expect it to be funny but some of the panels made me laugh.
Megan K.
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was perfect. It was sweet and funny and had a Die Hard joke/reference. Anyone who disagrees is just plain wrong.
Matthew Quann
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Matthew by: Marika HL
Cute art and humour make for some really excellent social commentary by way of the funny pages. It’s sort of a Y: The Last Man (without the last man) meets Kate Beaton’s Hark, A Vagrant. I read it over an hour and a coffee. Well worth the read. Thanks, Marika!
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very absorbent, very comfortable. Never any leak issues. Never a cause for stress.
Carol Tilley
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just what I needed to help counteract the rampant fascist patriarchy
mindful.librarian ☀️
HA! Loved it. A serial comic collection rather than graphic novel, I adored and laughed out loud at this version of the world post-extinction-of-men. I seem to have completely missed this phenomenon online for the past years but whew, I’m so glad I finally caught up!
Sep 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Very fun! I’m realizing I don’t love graphic novels that are really just a compilation of comic strips, I prefer ones that were specifically written as novels. But this was a delightful quick read! Not very deep, but funny.
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A genetic mutation kills off all the men on the planet. While this premise makes it sounds like this is a darker scifi graphic novel, it’s not. It is hilarious and very light. It’s made up of smaller sketches or vignettes that show characters personalities and also cool world building aspects.

My favorite sketches:
The sketch where they decide on the name of their new world.
The ‘when will I be a woman’ sketch
Paul Blart, mall cop
Beyonce’s thighs
The ending
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Aminder Dhaliwal is a native of Brampton, Ontario and received a Bachelors of Animation from Sheridan College. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she is the Director at Disney TV Animation. Previously, she worked as a Storyboard Director at Cartoon Network and Storyboard Director on the Nickelodeon show Sanjay and Craig.

She has serialized Woman World biweekly on instagram since March 2017 and has

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