Books by Ann Oakley

GENDER ON PLANET EARTH by Ann Oakley
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2003

"Tough going for the lay reader, but crowded with provocative ideas and inspired by a worthy vision."
From British feminist/novelist Oakley (The Men's Room, 1989, etc.), a tightly argued thesis that the continuing imbalance of power between the sexes is a symptom, not a cause, of "a violent, aggressive, competitive, commodified, selfish way of life" damaging to the health and well-being of the planet. Read full book review >

"A lively addition to that popular English subgenre, the academic novel: Oakley has fun with feminism and with her characters, but her situations and insights are largely passé."
A first novel by well-known feminist Oakley (Telling the Truth about Jerusalem, Taking it Like a Woman): an oddly dated academic satire about professors of either sex who have affairs and go to the library to find out what they mean. Read full book review >