Power has shifted to the female gender in other areas, but politics and government remain the last refuge of patriarchy. Now the matriarchy will be ushered in by its new political party, the Clean House Party.
Eric stayed away from the dominant women who run things now, until he met Samantha, who covets him for a house-husband. The new matriarchy has changed some rules to help her break down his resistance. Eric is slowly progressing toward her goal until one day when Sam has to bend one of those rules and he must decide whether to leave her or stay.
The Ancestors of Star
on Aug. 06, 2013
Gaius writes in a small sub-genre of erotica called soft femdom: romances where the woman is in charge of the whole relationship, without the conventions of BDSM or the trappings of the dominatrix. Elaine Yellow Star uses no whips, wears no stiletto-heeled black leather boots; she dominates the younger Tim by force of personality.
The tale is set in New Mexico, on the bleak reservation of the fictional Lagalero tribe. The author has blended cultural elements of the Navajo and Pueblo peoples--the kind of details that so enliven Tony Hillermnan's mysteries--to imagine the Lagalero. The overall plot arc--will Tim stay on after his year on the rez or return to a conventional middle class life in Illinois--is well paced. A number of sub-plots, some quite compelling, enliven the lives of Star and Tim and s vividly realized supporting cast of Anglo and Indian characters. In short, there is a lot of local color to make a rich background for the steamy sex episodes.
Women's World, USA
on Aug. 11, 2014
Ever since Euripedes, story tellers have wondered how women would run things if they had the power. In this tale, the American government becomes overwhelmingly female and the economy runs better. Only problem is, the status of men is way down. They lose a number of Constitutional rights, starting with the 19th amendment and then the 2nd, gun ownership, the 7th, trial by jury of peers, and the 8th, cruel and unusual punishment. As for that strength difference, a statute prohibits men from learning martial arts while all women become adept. Most men have to stay home as house-husbands and wives mete out corporal punishment for lapses.
Power corrupts, and a number of wicked women appear in the story abusing male victims. The main female character, Emily, is a decent, albeit very alpha, woman,very fond of her husband Corey, although he does have a tendency to foul up and forget what she tells him to do. The fastest way to a boy's brain is thru his butt, she tells him as she orders him to strip and lie over her knees. She enjoys spanking him more than she expects, and works on sorting out her feelings.
Dialog and narrative are well written, and the plot picks up about a third of the way through, after some tedious scene-setting. Corey precipitates several crises, the climax coming at the flogging post of a rather sadistic lady sheriff.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, the second half of the Acton quote, is not as apt here. The USA still seems to be a democracy for one gender, about like it was for the other (white) gender back in 1820. It closes with a hint that Emily and other women of good will are going to work on tweaking that statute that authorizes sheriffs to administer public floggings to recalcitrant husbands. So maybe a few of the matriarchy's excesses will be tempered.