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Just finished this book and highly recommend if you're looking for a feminist fiction page turner! Set in a dystopian future where all women are silenced.

Just finished this book and highly recommend if you're looking for a feminist fiction page turner! Set in a dystopian future where all women are silenced.

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[–] sealwomyn 0 points Edited

I liked a lot of this book and think it accomplished the goal of any dystopian book to get you thinking about "what would i do in this situation" (Ed: this is to say, overall I do recommend it on my feminist sci-fi and dystopias list!) so I tolerated the gratuitous heterosexual activities, but I was really not a fan of the boyfriend's role in the ending and felt it undermined the feminist nature of the book, not to say too much of a spoiler.

I read Vox a couple of years ago, and liked it back then. It has some Handmaids Tale vibes, but it was a really interesting story, and different enough for my taste.

Just a heads up - my sister read Dalchers book "Master Class" last year, and she's gone full on TRA.

Oh but of course...if only those silly girls in Vox had told the theocratic government they identified as male they could've spoken all they wanted 🙃 they just Indentified™️ with the feminine role of not talking and just learning to cook 🙃

I liked it as well. Despite a deeply disturbing topic, it's an easy read.

Could you tell us a little more about it?

Copied from the good reads description:

"Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed to speak more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial—this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her."

I was interested, but I dropped the book as soon as the premise had no impact on the main character (she's a doctor in charge of some important project, so they do away with her daily limit).