Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The XY, a.k.a. "Who Runs the World" - a dystopian (or utopian?) world rebuilt by women - a YA novel that explores gender and its roles

The Xy, published in England as "Who Runs the World" by Virginia Bergin

"Welcome to the matriarchy

Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, things are pretty much just as you would imagine a world run by women might be: war has ended; greed is not tolerated; the ecological needs of the planet are always put first. In two generations, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life really is pretty good – if you’re a girl. It’s not so great if you’re a boy, but fourteen-year-old River wouldn’t know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were basically extinct."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if anyones read this book, it really, really sucks. don't read it. it's not worth anybody's time. this book is EXTREMELY misogynistic. I picked it up because i thought it'd be funny and i could make fun of it with friends, but this book is more tiresome than anything.
in a world where a lethal virus only affects people of the XY chromosomes, afab people are living a utopia. this book isn't thought out well at all, which includes little to no thought about transgender identities or intersex people. this book implies that females are inherently good, and males are inherently violent, taking every opportunity to dehumanize men.
^^ This is an accurate review of the book, if you're interested in learning more. Don't read this book.