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A Sex Revolution, or Women in the Lead, Waisbrooker's Way to Peace, with an introduction by Pam McAllister by Lois Waisbrooker - Paperback - 1985 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000001303)

A Sex Revolution, or Women in the Lead, Waisbrooker's Way to Peace, with an introduction by Pam McAllister

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A Sex Revolution, or Women in the Lead, Waisbrooker's Way to Peace, with an introduction by Pam McAllister

by Lois Waisbrooker

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0865710503
ISBN 13
9780865710504
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Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1985. Trade Paperback. Good+. Unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Rubbing to rear cover. Dust stains to top edge. Dampstain to bottom edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 114 pages.

Here, resurrected, is an 1893 fantasy--at once quaint and alarmingly current--by forgotten suffragist, feminist, and anarchist Lois Waisbrooker in which men agree--reluctantly and under pressure--to change roles with women for fifty years as a social experiment concerned with the ending of all war. The narrator, a "childless widow," falls asleep after reading another feminist novel, The Strike of A Sex; and, stimulated by earlier conversations with her "infidel" old aunt, she dreams of a confrontation between the beautiful Lovella, the embodied spirit of motherhood, and Selferedo, the embodied spirit of the love of power, clad in an officer's uniform. Selferedo's plans for war are foiled when, at Lovella's urging, the wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters of the would-be soldiers vow to go with them to battle. His power fallen to "the power of woman's love," Selferedo turns the country over to Lovella to run for 50 years, just enough time (he thinks) for women to make a thorough mess of things. Men have been too hasty in working wonders of progress, Lovella says, leaving hordes of victims of "the economic system" who march past on cue: wretched prostitutes, unhappy wives, "unwilling" mothers, the poor and unemployed, drunkards. The parade prompts a digression on prohibition--no cure, Lovella argues, for drunkenness, a disease which will be cured only when women have revolutionized society and "the conditions for perfect motherhood are secured." Lovella, indeed, wants "a system of society which will not grind up one portion of its members for the benefit of other portions." And, like any good bureaucrat, she dispatches everyone to study the problem for five years.

Authors: Lois Waisbrooker; Pam McAllister (intro)

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000001303
Title
A Sex Revolution, or Women in the Lead, Waisbrooker's Way to Peace, with an introduction by Pam McAllister
Author
Lois Waisbrooker
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0865710503
ISBN 13
9780865710504
Publisher
New Society Publishers
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
1985
Keywords
fiction, biography, anarchism, feminism, radical literature, suffrage, suffragist, women, women's rights
Bookseller catalogs
Anarchist Literature; Science Fiction; History; Fiction; Biographies; Erotica; Humor, Comedy, Satire, Funny stuff; Domestic and Family Fiction;
Size
8vo

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