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Hardcover Eve's Revenge: Saints, Sinners, and the Stand-up Sisters of the Ultimate Extinction of Men Book

ISBN: 0151000840

ISBN13: 9780151000845

Eve's Revenge: Saints, Sinners, and the Stand-up Sisters of the Ultimate Extinction of Men

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Men are beasts, authorities throughout the ages have agreed. Here, scolars of male behavior from St. Catherine of Siena ("Let not thy misfortune be such as to enter into any private conversation, with monk or layman.") to Zsa Zsa Gabor ("A man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished."), from Mae West ("Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you"), to Andrea Dworkin ("Intercourse is the pure, sterile, formal expression of men's...

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A new target of cutting wit?

Jokes can be both funny and cutting, and often it seems that women have been the victims of comedy more often than men. But jokes aside, this book of quotations demonstrates that even if the numbers are not equal, men too have been the target of commentary but amusing and attacking for centuries. The illustrations are simple black & white drawings of a "Victorian" style, rather satirically in itself considering the gender roles at that time. The book is organized on the premise that males are a extincted species and this is a pseudo-historical view of them by the survivors, females. The book has five chapters where the quotations are organized by subject and tone. I found it actually quite interesting but not necessarily funny, but them I'm a historian and a feminist so I was over-analyzing the content, I'm sure. I find it to be a good source for bitting commentary when I write some of my fiction.
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