Revolted Woman

Read by Bev J Stevens

(3.2 stars; 6 reviews)

One man's opinion of woman in 1894. Charles Harper believes in the superiority of the male sex and the subordination of the female. He paints an entire gender with the same brush. He believes all women to be identical in mind (illogical) and body (knock-kneed) and vastly inferior to the male. He presents 'facts' to support his opinions:

"Woman's Mission is Submission"

"for woman has ever been the immoral sex"

"how truly like nature their tongues say 'No,' when their hearts throb 'Yes, yes!'"

"She will have to develop very greatly before she becomes the equal of man, either in mind or muscle"

"Woman is altogether different from and inferior to man: narrow-chested, wide-hipped, ill-proportioned, and endowed with a lesser quantity of brains than the male sex."

"A woman's reason is a notoriously inadequate mental process"

And these are just from the first chapter!

He belittles other men who presume to know womankind by stating that they cannot possibly know, being men themselves. Then proceeds to go on (and on, and on) presenting everything he knows about womankind. He is grievously misinformed and extremely opinionated. Today his views are woefully out of date but make for some entertaining reading.

- Summary by Bev J. Stevens (3 hr 53 min)


Preface 4:11 Read by Bev J Stevens
I - Woman Up To Date 50:10 Read by Bev J Stevens
II - The Dress Reformers 22:24 Read by Bev J Stevens
III - Woman in Art, Literature, Politics, and Social Polity 30:12 Read by Bev J Stevens
IV - Part 1 - Some Old-Time Termagants 47:18 Read by Bev J Stevens
IV - Part 2 - Ill-Made Matches of Celebrated Men 22:29 Read by Bev J Stevens
V - Domestic Strife 35:44 Read by Bev J Stevens
VI - Women in Men's Employments 21:22 Read by Bev J Stevens


Revolting Content, Wonderful Reader

(5 stars)

If you take this work seriously, you'll puke. If you take it as one man's out-of-date (even for HIS time) unintentionally funny rantings, it's thoroughly enjoyable. The reader (a woman!) does a superb job of channeling the sarcasm and seriousness of the author. Bravo!

Thank you

(0 stars)

As the reader of this audiobook, I thank you TwinkieToes, for your positive review and encouraging comments. I especially liked your subject line.

Charming, in an odd way

(5 stars)

Feels like someone decided to parody extremely an misogynistic old grouch, but no, 'tis written by the grouch himself! He was insanely old-fashioned, even for the late 19th century. He claims that other men cannot know women, as they aren't women themselves, then goes on to presume he knows everything about them! Makes it even better that this is read by a women, I can just FEEL the sarcasm thinly veiled behind the reading! Absolutely perfect.