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April 2nd, 2004

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02:18 pm - irony (adj): like iron.
Apparently Lynne Cheney — wife of Dick — wrote a somewhat overheated feminist- and lesbian-oriented bodice-ripper called Sisters back in 1981. Left Bank Books is bringing the book back into print and donating 10% of the sale proceeds to a conference held by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

From the Left Bank page:
Sophie Dymond had overcome nineteenth-century prejudices to succeed as publisher of a hugely popular women's magazine. But when she left New York to revisit her native Wyoming, where her sister had died mysteriously, she left her prestige and power far behind. Waiting for Sophie was a world where women were treated either as decorative figurines or as abject sexual vassals, where wives were led to despise the marriage act and prostitutes pandered to husbands' hungers—where the relationship between women and men became a kind of guerilla warfare in which women were forced to band together for the strength they needed and at times for the love they wanted. In her effort to grasp the meaning of her sister's life and death, Sophie discovers the secret that tainted her life and begins to understand the experience of the vast majority of silent, trapped women.
Now, does that sound like the plot synopsis of a book written by a Good Republican Wife?

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Date:April 2nd, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
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Date:April 2nd, 2004 11:37 am (UTC)
/me snickers
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Date:April 2nd, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
Oh, that's just fantastic. I will definitely be getting a copy. :)
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Date:May 6th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
Excerpts from the book are available here, should anyone feel brave. :-)

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