On Male Sluts and Man Whores

Lea’s AAR review of Susan Mallery’s Sizzling contains this interesting comment:

“I personally found it hard to hand Reid much respect. After all, do I really want to champion a guy who drops his pants at every opportunity and on an extremely frequent basis with many partners? Somehow when moved into a contemporary setting, that rakehell scenario loses some of its appeal.”

Lea also helpfully references Laurie’s AAR short piece on the Duke of Slut, which compares readers’ love of the virgin heroine with their adoration of the rake hero.

I could give you an easy and cheap feminist analysis of this (I said “a” feminist analysis, not “the”. Feminists are not the Borg. It’s also not “my” feminist analysis, which is still in process.):

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Published in: on August 23, 2008 at 1:54 am  Comments (8)  
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