"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Monday, December 17, 2007

One of these things is not like the other

Near the front entrance of my local library, there's a shelf full of romance novels. I usually pass by it without even noticing it, but today, something caught my eye. Right in the middle, surrounded by paperbacks with corseted women submitting to Fabio-like men on their covers, was Marilyn French's The Women's Room.

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It was the same size and shape as all of the novels surrounding it, but boy, did it stick out. I picked it up today and, I'm ready to start reading. Anyone out there who's read it before? What did you think? (No spoilers, though!)

3 comments:

Andi said...

I think I was 14 when I read that. It had a powerful effect on me, and it made me look at my mother's generation in a different light.

Mephitis said...

It's depressingly still pretty relevant for a 30 yr old book.

montblanc pens said...

I think I was 14 when I read that. It had a powerful effect on me, and it made me look at my mother's generation in a different light.