Saturday, June 30, 2007
So I was shopping today and came across this book: Porn for Women. Described pretty accurately online as -- Pictures of men in compromising positions - wielding vacuum cleaners, spatulas and flower bouquets - complete with accompanying quotes such as "I love a clean house" and "I love what you've done with your hair" (A rather slim volume with a comparatively large price tag).
I didn't really find it all that funny, largely because I just don't fit the stereotype of a women who want to eat cake, have a spotless house and blather on to a man about topics he clearly isn't interested in.
Besides, porn for women is, um, porn. All humor aside isn't this saying that women by definition have no salacious interest in sexy pictures and prose? I do realise it's meant to be post-modern wry stereotyping but honestly, why do we need to invent 'acceptable' stereotyping? If I pick up a book called 'Porn for Women' I want there to be some cock in it...
BTW check out Part Three of December's discussion about choosing a Publisher.
May habeus greenus