Benefits

First published in 1979 and still in print, Benefits is a feminist dystopia in which a patriarchal state uses the social security system to impose repressive lifestyles on women It was nominated for the Philip K Dick Award for science fiction, and the Hawthornden Prize for imaginative literature It has been published throughout the world, and adapted for the stage at theFirst published in 1979 and still in print, Benefits is a feminist dystopia in which a patriarchal state uses the social security system to impose repressive lifestyles on women It was nominated for the Philip K Dick Award for science fiction, and the Hawthornden Prize for imaginative literature It has been published throughout the world, and adapted for the stage at the Albany Empire in Deptford, London It is the original source of the quotation widely featured on alternative Christmas cards THE BIRTH OF A MALE WHO THINKS HE S GOD ISN T SUCH A RARE EVENT Widely interpreted as an attack on Margaret Thatcher s welfare policies, Benefits was in fact written before she came to power from the author s website
Benefits First published in and still in print Benefits is a feminist dystopia in which a patriarchal state uses the social security system to impose repressive lifestyles on women It was nominated for t

  • Title: Benefits
  • Author: Zoë Fairbairns
  • ISBN: 9780907123675
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Benefits”

    1. This book was absolutely terrible. It's so terrible I don't even want to give it one star. It's so terrible I would rather re-read Fifty Shades of Grey than ever re-read this book.This book was racist, classist, ableist, homophobic, xenophobic, and - ironically - sexist. And on top of all that, it was terribly written.I've heard multiple people compare this book to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and I think Margaret Atwood should sue those people for daring to associate her name with thi [...]

    2. This book which was originally published in 1979 is truer than ever in 2017. Women's right to choose is still not in consensus. To the contrary, more and more governments who oppose women's right come to power. Therefore the book was excellent as a thought provoking showcase of the slippery slope of stripping off basic human rights (as a woman's right to choose). However, I wish the characters were less stigmatic and more complex. In my humble opinion, it takes away from the important message th [...]

    3. A bit clunky and at times, felt less like a novel and more like a political commentary. But no matter; still v thought provoking. Wish I had read it when I was a trendy 20 something living in London in the 70s.

    4. I'm adding a shelf for books recommended by the Feminist SciFi blog of books to read this election season.

    5. The following quote was reason enough to read this book."At least stay for Christmas," Pam urged."Do you have it?""Not as such. The birth of a male who thinks he's god isn't such a rare event."

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