The Dialectic of Sex

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Firestone, Shulamith. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution. New York: Morrow, 1970. London: Cape, 1971. London: Women's P, 1979.

In Feminism and Science Fiction (ch. 6), Sara Lefanu says that Firestone supports "the technological control of reproduction," empirical method, and "the progress of technology, whose ultimate goal is the building of the ideal in the real world." The important questions are who gets to say how and to what ends technology gets used. Lefanu asserts that much in feminist utopias in the late 1980s was heavily influenced by Firestone, and more specifically, that Woman on the Edge of Time is Marge Piercy's engagement "with Firestone's ideas on technology" (Indiana UP edn. 59; ch. 5).[1]

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