The World's Worst Women

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 08:05
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I keep stumbling across these misogynistic book covers. 

What I don't understand is why the hate for Anna Marie Hahn for massaging old men.  You'd think that she would be applauded for caring for their sexual needs.  No, if you're sexual you're evil.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Not reality

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 07:23

Carlin I think it may have more to do with making a book by inventing a story that might sell for some dollars than anything to do with reality or thoughtfulness. Maybe they couldn't find much and they really wanted a third person to fill out the book. Sad to think people might be influenced by it.

The Dangerous Sex: The Myth of Feminine Evil

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 18:53
Jim Pivonka (not verified)

Carlin, this one is new to me. books like this were common in the late 50's; I once had a small collection of them. The sex terror and haptic convulsive character of the men who wrote them, and the audience they were directed toward is palpable enough to be an embarrassment even to anti sex and anti feminist men today. It just exposes what is really going on too plainly.

I still have a copy of H.R. Hays' "The Dangerous Sex: The Myth of Feminine Evil" here with me. It's a 1964 deconstruction of the theme, and well worth reading if you find a copy. (While pulling it from the shelf, I also found, among others, "Lesbian Love in Literature" a 1962 compilation of materials from 10 authors - the excerpt from Dostoevsky's "Nyetochka Nyezvanov" is probably the most erotic (non-explicit) text I've ever found. (I hope cross posting this is OK.)

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