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Amazon allows you to look inside, enough to see the first entry. There's a paragraph on 'mating' so it's even worse than it sounds.
It's from a collection of early Harlan Ellison called Getting In The Wind. They're stories he wrote for pulp fiction magazines in the 1950s under the pseudonym "Paul Merchant", mostly about juvenile delinquents, gangs, and criminals -- they weren't intended to be high literature, and they reflect the attitudes of those unsavory characters and of the pulp magazine readership.
Uhm... don't want to crash the party but does this fit here?
I mean the author is a woman and the blurb actually states, that she wants to take the historical analysis of female prostitution out of the hands of male historians and actually take the side of the prostitutes. Seems to me like she just uses 'whore' instead of 'sex worker' or something else in general.
Please do at least some basic research on an image like that.
So, this is exactly the opposite of what you might think it is. From one of Amazon's reviews:
>This book is unforgettable, although a little embarrassing if you are male. Spender is the best, simply the best, at accumulating wonderful insights and evidence about the silly attempts to discredit women authors, as women, regardless of their intelligence, insight and skill with language. Many male critics read writing by women who had written with male pen names, proclaimed the writing excellent, and then, ahem, cough, cough, "revised" their opinion way downward when the actual sex of the author became known. There is a lot more in the book beyond the history of women writers and the obstacles they faced. Much is about Spender's personal experience and research she conducted on "mansplaining", where men who know little kindly "splain" to a women expert all about the subject of her expertise.
>You will never waste your time with Prof. Dale Spender.
Look at Julia! Acting like she's an autonomous human being rather than a proper conformity-molded incubator!
These women and their sense of entitlement to their own personhood. Don't they know they're just appliances for men?🚼🛏️
(A good overview of the women as home-appliance thing is found in the You're Wrong About podcast book-club-thing episode where Sarah Marshal studies The Stepford Wives, here. Marshall notes that the premise is not very fictional, only using robots as a substitute for drugging the snot out of women to keep them obedient and compliant.)
Dunno if he is, but skimming through the reviews on Amazon looks to imply that it was a military man named Cole and not the husband.
Dude I remember reading this book (I read it as a hardcover or paperback, not an audiobook rip) back in my anti-feminist days, and I HATED the MC. She was probably actually hella cool but my misogynistic rage blinded me. That said, I probably still would not be a huge fan of her if I reread it, idek.
I mention this because there’s a scene where she is stuck in a train robbery and she has the pearl the robbers want or smth, and she sticks it up her vagina. And she bluntly tells the robbers that she put it there. Like one, that’s cool af but also pretty dumb because this is the 19th century, and two, apparently this is a common thing women do except I’ve never heard of a woman doing it IRL????
Also this book was indeed written by a guy, so that could also be why I disliked the MC so much.
I googled it, just in case it was real... I've seen some blurbs far-out enough to make me wonder. I'm a little sad it isn't! But there's this, hahaha:
i really, truly can't say enough about how awful this book is. and it's a series. it has almost a five star review on amazon. i read the back blurb and was so effing flabbergasted that i thought i just had to read it, it couldn't be that bad (like so bad it's good... or a good, old fashioned hate-read). and i was right, it isn't that bad. it's so, so much worse.
in case anyone is interested, this is the description on the back:
New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill continues her sexy Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel’s otherworldly mission pairs him with a beautiful chef who whets his thousand-year-old appetite . . .
Once guilty of the deadly sin of gluttony, thousand-year-old Viking vampire angel Cnut Sigurdsson is now a lean, mean, vampire-devil fighting machine. His new side-job? No biggie: just ridding the world of a threat called ISIS while keeping the evil Lucipires (demon vampires) at bay. So when chef Andrea Stewart hires him to rescue her sister from a cult recruiting terrorists at a Montana dude ranch, vangel turns cowboy. Yeehaw!
The too-tempting mortal insists on accompanying him, surprising Cnut with her bravery at every turn. But with terrorists stalking the ranch in demonoid form, Cnut teletransports Andrea and himself out of danger—accidentally into the tenth-century Norselands. Suddenly, they have to find their way back to the future to save her family and the world . . . and to satisfy their insatiable attraction.
It's called Island by Richard Laymon.
On kind of relevant note, if you want to read about disaster author who writes supremely bad menwritingwomen content, check out Amazon author bio of Gary L.M.Martin (scroll down the page in More About the Author section). Reading that was the most entertaining 10 minutes I've had this week.
Here is just lovely quote from him about his fellow sci-fi/fantasy authors: " All your characters are wooden, or worse, unpleasant, or EVEN WORSE, virtue whores who obnoxiously wear their race/gender/sexuality on their sleeves like a Twitter profile."
And calling physicians "Dr" is a recent invention. They "borrowed" the title to increase their status.
In the US, Johns Hopkins was the first real medical school, created in an attempt to catch the US with Europe, since our medical system SUUUUUUCKED. And in that process, that's when they borrowed "dr".
Book recommendation: The Great Influenza starts several decades before the ~~Spanish~~ Kansas Flu, with the story of how the US created a decent medical profession.
This is pretty off topic but the cartoon reminded me of "The Kobold Wizard's Dildo of Enlightenment +2." It is an incredibly stupid story about a D&D campaign run by 14 year old sex-crazed male DM who really has no idea how sex works or what women are like. The elf in the cartoon could be one his NPCs.
(That player characters become self aware and know they are in a stupid and unimaginative campaign.)
I definitely recommend Circe. It's a novel about the witch from Greek mythology. The author does a great job of descriptions and making mythical places feel very real and concrete and creates characters that (though gods) feel very human.
You may also enjoy the amazon reviews of the “Bic for her” pen series they tried to launch.
BIC For Her Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Blue Ink, 2 Count (FHAP21-Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YGLB08/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2sjnFbRZ73ZSJ
Oh yes. A good exposition on the subject is the episode of You're Wrong About on The Stepford Wives, (here) which Sarah Marshall observes is not really fictional (rather than replacing wives with robots we'd put them on drugs, but still would treat them as household appliances.)
There is apparently a book about a haunted vagina and the boyfriend goes in? I haven’t read it as I just recent learned of it . Apparently a skeleton crawls out at some point? This is what I am picturing to be an attack vagina. book
Carlton Mellick III is also the author of Every Time We Meet at the Dairy Queen, Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes
Welcome to bizzaro fiction. We're happy to have you.
If you'd like to read one of the best and most famous examples, I invite you to enjoy Ass Goblins of Auschwitz by Cameron Pierce.
Clicked that link and got recommended this gem https://www.amazon.co.uk/Every-Dairy-Queen-Fucking-Explodes-ebook/dp/B079N862CR/ref=pd_vtp_351_1/260-2104455-2482306?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B079N862CR&pd_rd_r=aa4f332f-cf76-4bc4-9c53-5e67e2cc74da&pd_rd_w=m0GrA&pd_rd_wg=BZtU8&pf_rd_p=768b5a93-0842-4c9d-8f7f-107f5eb91a6d&pf_rd_r=F4KHE10EBDA0P0AGWKYD&psc=1&refRID=F4KHE10EBDA0P0AGWKYD
Doesn't make it less horrifying, but this was first published in the 1960s.
It's available on Amazon here... boo.
true, but i was thinking it would be made more along the lines of one of those magic towels that you see. they’re not gelled but are just super compressed
I found it on amazon here
I found the book. 56 reviews and 4.3 stars on amazon UK. I was expecting the positive reviews to be satirical, but many seem to genuinely like it. What the hell?
I misremembered, she was a chef, not a cupcake baker. And the Viking Vampire Angel also was a cowbow, briefly.
Welcome to bizarro fiction. We're happy to have you.
Amazon have Look Inside enabled on it - wish me luck!
As best as I can tell, Vince Laurie wrote erotic novels for a publisher called Beeline, who was seem to have gone defunct in the 90s (I did find this neat collection of Beeline book covers). It doesn't seem like there's much online about him, but what little there is makes me think this is probably not satire so much as it is just some hack writing out whatever came to mind to make a quick buck.
Yes I read it at the library but here's a free audio book. Best to read the whole essay, It's not fair to take him out of context like this.
So this is from a fanfic readable here <em>~~www.wattpad.com/amp/584835826~~</em> and the author appears to not understand the hymen. There's no fgm involved yall, just ignorance. <em>#</em>
Unrelated: If you want elemental check out the YA book Legendborn. The author used very elementally evocative language when describing the main characters emotions. I really loved it.
Waferssi it sounds like you have a European model of doctoral education-- the doctoral defense is closer to a culmination of work closely tied to the specific field. In the USA the doctorate is more about learning all the components and being launched to work fully on your own. There are pros and cons to both approaches.
Doctoral education is probably the educational approach least standardized world-wide which, in my opinion, it should be as the underlying idea of a PhD is that you are capable of not just learning information but of creating knowledge. Creating defies boundaries and standardization.
Doc ed varies across disciplines as the nature of research varies tremendously from what you do for history (write a book with layers and layers of analysis) to psychology (quals and then dissertation demonstrating capacity to evaluate research, design and implement study and evaluate results) to business (what do they do in business?) to art (present a body of work). Berquist's 4 Cultures of the Academy https://www.amazon.com/Four-Cultures-Academy-Strategies-Organizations/dp/1555424317 explores cultural differences within academia and that just starts it off.
I found the book this belongs to:
Shanghai Girls: Uncensored & Unsentimental
> Shanghai Girls are famous the world over for their beauty, mystique and ability to get what they want. In this controversial and hilarious exposé, one Shanghai Girl draws back the curtain to reveal to her American friend just how the ladies of Shanghai use their feminine wiles to nab the desirable and wealthy. Lan Lan's advice for Mina covers topics from 'Starter Boyfriends' to 'Sex and How To Use It', and 'Leveraging Up.' Shanghai Girls Uncensored & Unsentimental is both a laugh out loud escapist read and a practical relationships guide. Rather than waiting for Mr. Right to waltz into your life, take some tips from these go-getting Shanghai women. If you're a modern woman looking for a rich husband to keep you in style, Shanghai Girls Uncensored & Unsentimental is the book you've been waiting for. For men, this is the shocking, must-read book they cannot afford to miss.
I'm pretty obsessed with Lombroso. He devoted his whole life to theories of criminality that were so obviously wrong, but still interesting. For example he believed in a hereditary criminal class. Like, he saw that most criminals were poor people and drew from that that criminality was heredity and belonged mainly to the lower classes. And of course he was obsessed with phrenology.
If you have a strong stomach (It involves a brutal serial killer) I would recommend 'The Killer of Little Shepherds' by Douglass Starr, which details the birth of science based forensics.
Also check out his insane notes, compiled by his daughter on gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/29895/29895-h/29895-h.htm
What can't you just post the full context of the page?
The original and translation of the page is above if that aids your woes, and I didn't post with you in mind. So after posting the quote I thought relevant, I didnt expect to see some fanny dying to see the rest of it because well, the quotes fucking abysmal. If you want to discover new books I advise using anything else, not r/menwritingwomen.
The Sorrows of Young Werther, by J.W. von Goethe
It reminds me of some sort of modern James Joyce stream-of-consciousness writing.
Yes but his exact words in a letter to his friend about the book were about the "democratic society whose diverse population turns against books: Whites reject Uncle Tom’s Cabin and blacks disapprove of Little Black Sambo," and how it leads to censorship.
So you’re right, he did say it’s about people being apathetic about reading.
Oh, it gets better, here's the cover of a 1986 module
At the very least we've more or less moved to grey or purple skin, but the older artwork and descriptions were very on the nose...
I mean the drow has a lot of cool things to offer, but let's not pretend they don't have a...sorted past...
I mean, this is the cover on the edition I have: https://www.amazon.com/El-Cartero-Neruda-Ardiente-Paciencia/dp/9500710692
It's been a while since I've read it, but I do remember some eye-roll worthy scenes, even considering the narrator is a teenage boy who wants to be a poet.
He was extremely rich, charismatic as hell, a social genius and cham-a-leon, a social genius and total cham-a-leon, and – most importantly – always wore a suit. He put a ton of time and effort into his schemes, and wrote this.
Another example of why context should be included in all of these posts. A piece of writing older than any living human, 145 years, is incredibly likely to have some things that do not align with modern sensibilities, and while saying, "Ah, they got it wrong back then, eh?" has value, when people strip away this much context, people end up being far harsher than is reasonable. Tearing into someone who was progressive in their time is questionable. Give it 145 years and a lot of the things we think today will be seen as regressive and awful too.
Here's a public domain audiobook of it if anyone's interested.
There is no reason to be dunking on the person who wrote it. She's describing the state the protag is in at the beginning of the story (or life), not the first step that needs to be taken. Really surprised how every single person commenting on this is misunderstanding what's happening here.
He's also a lawyer, apparently. And, maybe for fun, he writes diet books?
He also appeared in the P90X videos! Is there no end to this high quality man's achievements!?
If anyone is looking for a great book for men during a pregnancy "Expectant Father" is a great resource, so far has covered just about every question I could imagine, and how to comfort and care for the mother throughout.
Also doesnt give you whatever weird 'alpha' vibes
Can confirm it's great to read in the tub and the backlight isn't too bright. I keep mine on dark mode so that makes it even better. I got mine refurbished too so not this expensive.
So I found this just now— written by his wife but Amazon has him listed as the author for some reason. I’d rather be 40 than pregnant
Thank you for this reminder to go and reread the reviews from that time bic thought we needed lady pens. Always restores my faith in humanity.
> maybe it was preferable to have a brand named after a fictional, stereotyped black servant character than a real woman
actually you're spot on
the book Slave in a Box goes into it in more depth but the sales pitch was essentially that. It was so easy to make and delicious it was like having your very own mammy to make you breakfast.
Quick question, is this the book you were referring to? I’d love to read it!
Not a show, but there are a few books:
Haven’t read them myself, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about them.
Ok so I’ll be honest I bring mine into the shower (not wearing them) and clean then just with water.
But from the time I was really into bras the best way to clean them is by hand in the sink or a bucket with a gentle soap made for that purpose and then hang or lay flat to dry. There’s several on amazon here is one
Forever New 32oz Granular Fabric Care Wash Natural Laundry Detergent https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002USD5FC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RwiMDbNYWMNCS
What's better than 2 nearly identical white guys, 5 white brothers!
one set of identical twins, and one set of identical triplets.
Curse of the Gods
By Jane Washington and Jaymin Eve.
If you find a 40H bra whose underwire doesn't immediately bust through (pun intended), hook a sister up.
In the meantime, this sports bra is amazing and high-impact, if you're in need of a cheaper, good one. And it doesnt uniboob nearly so much as others, WOOHOO
The original version is still available on amazon, although to find It I had to go the long way around. The second version of the story is not yet available, although the text is complete. I could always use a beta reader. I've never had one before.
Here's the link for the first edition: https://www.amazon.com/St-Martins-Moon-Marc-Kannon-ebook/dp/B00522SE1S
I got it on amazon here
EDIT: their actual website was in the book, for those interested
It's not on sale anymore for me on Amazon UK, but you can get the Kindle Edition on Austrian Amazon
Some Amazon marketplace sellers have it for way cheaper.
It’s tagged as satire, but the author says he’s just trying to make sci-fi cheesy. I mean I think this goes beyond that.
No it wasnt, it's from 1960. The goodreads page is wrong (it also links you to an entirely different author). There's a used copy available on amazon with the publication date.
So i got interested and had a look. I think it belongs here for sure.
Here is the Amazon Kindle blurb......
"Lust-filled dreams of her handsome stepbrother tormented Amelie . . . until the day her strange cravings were fulfilled in an "affair" that rocked even the untamed bayous!"
Looks like he find and replaced it. The book is available on Amazon. Naturally it is reviewed at 4.7/5.
I think you should be more concerned with what men the female author of this passage knows.
This isn’t men writing women. This is women writing men thinking about women.