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1Citizenjoyce
Ago 28, 2010, 4:34pm

I remember reading a book a few years ago in which women were the rulers and they didn't allow men to engage in physical sports because they thought their external genitals made them too fragile. I was talking about this while horseback riding with a group of people last week (appropriately), but I couldn't remember the name or author of the book or story. Any ideas.

2dukedom_enough
Ago 29, 2010, 3:13pm

Poul and Kornbluth's Search the Sky has a section about a women-ruled planet, and I think it uses that idea. It's not a bit feminist, however.

3Citizenjoyce
Set 1, 2010, 12:21am

Thanks, but I don't think that could be it. I'm pretty sure it was a feminist novel or story.

4LadyDarbanville
Editado: Set 1, 2010, 7:03am

Mack Reynolds' Amazon Planet perhaps? I haven't actually read it, but looking on the back cover ( http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2325356.Amazon_Planet ) it might be what you're looking for.

Or else you can try browsing through http://feministsf.org/bibs/ and see if you can find something...

/Lady D.

5dukedom_enough
Set 2, 2010, 4:31pm

I read Amazon Planet in its original Analog magazine serial. It's not feminist either, though less nonfeminist than the Pohl and Kornbluth.

6LadyDarbanville
Set 2, 2010, 4:54pm

Oh? I kind of got the impression, reading about it, that it was a bit feminist...but, like I said, I'm really not that familiar with it, so I'll trust you on this one. :)

7avaland
Out 20, 2010, 9:32pm

>1 Citizenjoyce: Gee, it's one I haven't read, Joyce. Unless it's Elizabeth Bear's Carnival. It seems the men on New Amazonia were less aggressive than the women but I don't know if I remember any sports restrictions.

8auntSteelbreaker
Out 20, 2010, 9:39pm

I don't remember the details of the book but could it be Egalia's Daughters by Gerd Brantenberg?

9Citizenjoyce
Out 21, 2010, 12:16am

Neither Carnival nor Egalia's Daughters look familiar, but they're on the right track. But they both look great. Both on the wish list. It's been so long since I read the book, maybe I wouldn't recognize it.

10lquilter
Jan 28, 2011, 2:24pm

I thought of Egalia's Daughters by Gerd Brantenberg also. The menwim wear "peho"'s to protect their genitalia.

11Musereader
Abr 2, 2011, 3:39pm

This totally rings a bell with me! It might be If I pay thee not in gold but I'm not sure. I'll go have a look

12zjakkelien
Out 30, 2011, 9:10am

If you don't find it, you could also post it in the 'Name that book' group. That group was formed specifically for finding books that you don't know the title or author of.