Study Guide

Ewing-Sharp Glasses in The Female Man

By Joanna Russ

Ewing-Sharp Glasses

The first of the three men who hit on Janet during the party on Riverside Drive, Ewing is "sharp, balding," and wears glasses (3.2.22). He's a "long, lean, academic, more-or-less young man" (3.2.22) who gets Janet a drink and then scolds her when she doesn't like it. When Janet says later that she wants to leave, Ewing insists "playfully" that she doesn't. He pushes Janet and Joanna down onto a couch, and gets Janet yet another drink. After giving Janet a lecture on why the new feminist movement is such a terrible mistake, he braces himself to ask her out (getting flustered and sweaty as he does).