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Joanna Russ's On Strike Against God is remarkable for its deft intertwining of many themes Very good A kind of transitional 2nd 3rd wave feminist love story of sorts very well written What critiues I might have of her stance some 30 years after the fact are pretty much irrelevant Oh Esther I don t want to be a feminist I don t enjoy it It s no fun I know I said I don t either People think you decide to be radical for God s sake like deciding to be a librarian or a ship s chandler You make up your mind you commit yourself Sounds like a mental hospital doesn t itI said Don t worry we could be buried together and have engraved on our tombstone the awful truth which some day somebody will understandWE WUZ PUSHED 37 What did we talk aboutI don t remember We talked so hard and sat so still that I got cramps in my knee We had too many cups of tea and then didn t want to leave the table to go to the bathroom because we didn t want to stop talking You will think we talked of revolution but we didn t Nor did we talk of our own souls Nor of sewing Nor of babies Nor of departmental intrigue It was political if by politics you mean the laboratory talk that characters in bad movies are perpetually trying to convey unsuccessfully when they Wrinkle Their Wee Brows and say valiantly dutifully after all they didn t write it But Doctor doesn t that violate Finagle s Constant I staggered to the bathroom released floods of tea and returned to the kitchen to talk It was professional talk It left me grey faced and with such concentration that I began to develop a headache We talked about Mary Ann Evans loss of faith about Emily Bront s isolation about Charlotte Bront s blinding cloud about the split in Virginia Woolf s head and the split in her economic condition We talked about Lady Murasaki who wrote in a form that no respectable man would touch Hroswit a little name whose plays may perhaps amuse myself Miss Austen who had no expression in society than a firescreen or a poker They did not all write letters write memoirs or go on the stage Sappho only an ambiguous somewhat disagreeable name Corinna The teacher of Pindar Olive Schriener growing up on the veldt wrote one book married happily and ever wrote another Kate Chopin wrote a scandalous book and never wrote another Jean has written nothing There was M ry Sh ll y who wrote you know what and Ch rl tt P rk ns G lm an who wrote one superb horror study and lots of sludge was it sludge and Ph ll s Wh tl y who was black and wrote eighteenth century odes but it was the eighteenth century and Mrs nn R dcl ff S thw rth and Mrs G rg Sh ld n and Miss G rg tt H y r and B rb r C rtl nd and the legion of those who writing write not like the dead Miss B l y of the poem who was seduced into bad practices fudging her endings and hanged herself in her garter The sun was going down I was blind and stiff It s at this point that the computer which has run amok and eaten Los Angeles is defeated by some scientifically transcendent version of pulling the plug the furniture stood around unknowing though we had just pulled out the plug and Lady who got restless when people talked at such length because she couldn t understand it stuck her head out from under the couch looking for things to herd We had talked for six hours from one in the afternoon until seven I had at that moment an impression of our act of creation so strong so sharp so extraordinarily vivid that I could not believe all our talking hadn t led to something tangible mightn t you expect at least a little blue pyramid sitting in the middle of the floor That not all men are piggy only some that not all men belittle me only some that not all men get mad if you won t let them play Chivalry only some that not all men write books in which women are idiots only most that not all men pull rank on me only some that not all men pinch their secretaries asses only some that not all men make obscene remarks to me in the street only some that not all men make 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On Strike Against God

Not only the overt one of coming out but many intricately and inevitably interlaced stori After a while you tame your interior monsters it s only natural I don t mean that it ever stops but it stops mattering This is a very self indulgent piece that I was not indulged enough by to merit giving it a higher rating Certain portions resonate and other portions delight but Russ rhapsody predictably swamped in radfem territory one too many a time and a fixation on Black people that increasingly popped up amongst the odd Jewish confabulation made the whole thing into one of those forced diversity spectacles at times wherein the main story s all of a whole piece until the writer freaks out about what her audience might think about her cottage cheese social scape As such I rated this as high as I rate most mixed bags and while I m still interested in We Who Are About To after that fourth tome of hers I don t see myself reading her any further She doesn t transcend her period as the great authors and writers on justice and euity do and I wouldn t feel comfortable recommending this to the majority of my community Not the greatest or most useful piece then but it did come in handy one of this year s reading challenges so I m not complaining about thatI wasn t really sure what to expect upon starting this book My reaction to Russ has ranged from generally appreciative to lackluster to justifiably irate so I was suspect of any positive incliantions I felt that weren t fully grounded in a decent amount of critical thinking Pieces started falling into place as the narrative progressed but the lessening passivity in the ideologies of the narrator resulted in an increase in the hit or miss uality of the writing so I wasn t able to sympathize with any of the less narrow minded conclusions without wincing at the constant swathe of said narrow mindedness As such there s some very nice ueer bits here and there but it is rather needlessly full of itself at times and it does end up trailing off into the sort of BuzzFeed motivational post that is for the most part pathetically embarrassing when not pulled off correctly Cis white lesbian woman there s that thing about Jewishness in the first half of the narrative but I don t know how seriously to take it and all that jazz after the first bigoted mess I encountered and much like Rich s Of Woman Born and Faderman s Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers the hate isn t explicitly laid out although it sure comes close in Faderman but it d be real easy to connect the dots and be left with a right winger with a feminist hat A nasty thing to have to be wary of especially in these political times so I should probably continue my prolonged break from these kinds of authors until further noticeAnother revisited writer who didn t exactly inspire this time around but as my average reception of her previous work was less than stellar it s about on par with what I d expect depressing an idea as that may be I ll look for that last namedropped work of Russ above but I really do expect from purported sci fi with glorious average ratings than a mix of fantastic flights and awkwardly phrased drops as this one was I know that s a rather vague and noncommittal judgment but I d rather not throw the baby out with the bathwater as I truly enjoyed some of the ueer moments and sympathized with some of the main character travails but not enough to pass by the nastier implications of some of the solilouies Ah well Still not as tedious as Foundation with the bonus of being even shorter They got to my mother and made her a woman but they won t get me

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Es of alienation a search for community and rebellion against how our society defines wome I loved this book so hard The first few pages were a little rough going but like reading any Joanna Russ fiction once I m into it her writing is some of my favorite This was knowledgable and sexy and angry and original and how often do you get to say that about a romantic lesbian story you find at the library


10 thoughts on “On Strike Against God

  1. says:

    I am so frustrated by not taking note of or action on this at the time but I read something the other day that re

  2. says:

    Very good A kind of transitional 2nd 3rd wave feminist love story of sorts very well written What critiues I might have of

  3. says:

    To read for this uotation “Oh Esther I don’t want to be a feminist I don’t enjoy it It’s no fun” “I know” I said “I don’t either” People think you decide to be “radical” for God’s sake

  4. says:

    I find this book to be cracklin full of common sense expressed with occasional brilliance about what it's like to be female and living in a wo

  5. says:

    One of the best books I've ever read

  6. says:

    After a while you tame your interior monsters it's only natural I don't mean that it ever stops; but it stops mattering This is a very self indulgent piece that I was not indulged enough by to merit giving it a higher rating Certain portions resonate and other portions delight but Russ' rhapsody predictably swamped in r

  7. says:

    I loved this book so hard The first few pages were a little rough going but like reading any Joanna Russ fiction once I'm into it her writing is some of my favorite This was knowledgable and sexy and angry and original and h

  8. says:

    Back and forth on this one between four and five stars The way she uses civil rights movement to talk about women's lib is annoying but it's such a smart sharp book w a lesbian heroine

  9. says:

    “‘What’s it like to be a woman’I took my rifle from behind my chair and shot him dead”Beautifully cynical yet tender account of submitting to the necessity of delicate ueerness and indispensable feminism Smart but

  10. says:

    I'd rate it lower but it has some insightful bits and I am not the target audience The story just seemed very bland An observant feminist lesbian with a strong imagination finds love but life is complicated For most of it I heavily identified with Esther thinking that if she was closer to how I'd be if I was a woman than anything else I've r

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