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Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One?

by Fiona Giles (Editor)

Other authors: Marisa Acocella (Contributor), Kim Addonizio (Contributor), Hannah Alderfer (Contributor), Isadora Alman (Contributor), Inez Baranay (Contributor)48 more, Sydney Biddle Barrows (Contributor), Jennifer Blowdryer (Contributor), Sarah Boxer (Contributor), Poppy Z. Brite (Contributor), Pat Califia (Contributor), Rachael Carron (Contributor), Ava Chin (Contributor), Kaz Cooke (Contributor), Patricia Cornwell (Contributor), Maryanne Dever (Contributor), Diana di Massa (Contributor), Janice Eidus (Contributor), Ava Gerber (Contributor), Kerry Greenwood (Contributor), Germaine Greer (Contributor), Vicki Hendricks (Contributor), Lisa Hill (Contributor), Jenny Holzer (Contributor), Amy Jenkins (Contributor), Ginu Kamani (Contributor), Yael Kanarek (Contributor), Beeban Kidron (Contributor), Gretel Killeen (Contributor), Lyn Lifshin (Contributor), Catharine Lumby (Contributor), Belinda Luscombe (Contributor), Mary Mackey (Contributor), Matthew Martin (Contributor), Terry McMillan (Contributor), Marybeth Nelson (Contributor), Barbara O'Dair (Contributor), Andi Olsen (Contributor), Lance Olsen (Contributor), LIsa Palac (Contributor), Dorothy Porter (Contributor), Victoria Roberts (Contributor), Linda Gray Sexton (Contributor), Amruta Slee (Contributor), Tracy Sondern (Contributor), Janyce Stefan-Cole (Contributor), Catherine Texier (Contributor), Diane Torr (Contributor), Luisa Valenzuela (Contributor), Tricia Warden (Contributor), Sarah B. Weir (Contributor), Margaret Wertheim (Contributor), Carol Wolper (Contributor), Jane Yolen (Contributor)

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What a hoot! Entertaining for the most part, the poems left me dry and at least 2 stories were written by really angry women who I wouldn't like to meet and a few really got into the whole penis for a day premise - some erotic and one or two bordering on sci fi/fantasy . While I've given it 3 stars ~ it doesn't compare to my usual 3 star rating it is more of a 2 but funny..(I find the 2-3 star position difficult to decide). I think we should have 6 stars to rate from.

Interestingly Margaret Wertheim who wrote "Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars" has a piece in "Dick for a Day", it seems to be lifted straight out of "Pythagoras...etc" mourning that physics is the last bastion of male power.

Thinking about this further decided to re rate it. Now it's a 2. Just ok. Except for two short stories the actual writing for the most part wasn't worth writing home about.
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Giles, FionaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Acocella, MarisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Addonizio, KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679773533, Paperback)

This is one wacky premise for a book: ask 50 or so women writers what they would do if they had a--ahem, you know, what the title says. What's fascinating--to a guy anyway, at least to one who's trying to imagine what it would be like to be a woman trying to imagine what it would be like to be a guy--is how many of these pieces aren't about sex; they're about power. According to this book, many bright, creative women believe the "Y" chromosome still confers awesome social leverage and means, in the words of one entry, "passwords, perks, and pertinent information I had never even dreamed of." Haven't the "engendered" politics of the past generation put a big dent in all of this? Fortunately, there is another side here too, put most succinctly in the words of crime novelist Patricia Cornwell: "I'd live just as I do now. I suppose that's the best thing you can say, as I guess it means you don't need one, because it really has nothing much to do with adventure and strength."

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