Herland

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Read 24/12/2015-26/12/2015

Rating: 2 stars

Read for The Reader’s Room Winter Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Herland was a curious read. Perhaps if you’re making a study of feminist literature over the past 100 years it might be something worth reading. As something fun to read, I’d say don’t bother.

Part treatise for Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s vision for a feminist utopia, where for various reasons men no longer exist and women have evolved to reproduce by parthenogenesis, and part Boy’s Own Adventure with a bizarre fixation on the usefulness of garments with many pockets, I was bored by most of it. Continue reading