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Egalia's Daughters by Gerd Brantenberg
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bookshelves: gender-bodies, isms, satire

What if there was a matriarch, men ate the Pill, wore pehos ("The boys said it was awkward and uncomfortable, cramming your penis into that stupid box. And it was so impractical when you had to pee.")
and dressed in tiny clothes designed to show off your body?
The book is not just an interesting - sometimes absolutely hilarious, sometimes tragic - role reversal, but is also a commentary on the supposed neutrality of language.
Eg
wom, wim: woman, women
manwom, manwim: man, men
mafele: male
fele: female
Brantenberg makes some interesting points, but is very dated (it was published in the mid-70´s).
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