Category Archives: Deconstructions

Who is the “Bad Guy”, exactly?

or, “Does Billie Eilish realise how this song hits adult listeners?” I’ve been listening to a lot of Billie Eilish lately. I love her sound, her ability to set a mood, the essence of her music. But when I listen … Continue reading

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Dr Laura: Ch 5

The conventional wisdom in favor of living-in before marriage is that it allows the couple to get to know each other, make a better marital choice, and lay a more solid conjugal foundation than men and women who marry cold … Continue reading

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Dr Laura: Ch 4

I know I’ve been gone a while. Here’s why: I open the book to my bookmark and see the chapter’s subtitle “Oooh, aah, we’re breathing hard… it must mean love”. Then I close the book. The sheer scorn and lack … Continue reading

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Dr Laura: Ch 3

I find it fascinating that Dr Laura’s central thesis is that women mess up their lives by acting like their lives all about men, and yet all ten things they do to “mess up their lives” are things they do … Continue reading

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Dr Laura: Ch 2

Either chapter two is a lot better than chapter one, or I’m acclimating to the water quickly. There’s even some advice in here that’s decent. Chapter 2 is about “Stupid courtship”. On of the harder things I’ve been learning about … Continue reading

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Dr Laura: Ch 1

This book came out in 1994. Third-wave feminism was really kicking into things; punk, individualism, and e-zines were the order of the day. There was therefore, according to Newton’s Third law, an equal and opposite social reaction, here exemplified by … Continue reading

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New Series: Reading Dr Laura

Dr Laura and I have a┬áhistory. My mother, whom I have written about on this blog before and whom my senpai has repeatedly offered to punch in the face, was a huge fan of Dr Laura back in the day. … Continue reading

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Bitten: Detour (Chapter 20)

TW: Rapey Bitten: Detour (Chapter 20) When we last left off, Elena and Clay were fully clothed on the couch downstairs. When Elena wakes up, they’re both naked in her bed. Ew. I can’t even. Just. Ew. Nope. Not touching … Continue reading

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Bitten: Prisoner (Chapter 19)

When last we left our protagonists, Clay had abandoned Elena while she was at the bank. I could imagine only two reasons for them abandoning me. One, the meter maid had been making her rounds and neither had a nickel … Continue reading

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Bitten: Conviction (Chapter 18)

The title of this chapter is Conviction. I could talk about how the police show up and basically exonerate the pack because the body was killed elsewhere, or about how Jeremy feels he has to be perfect and strong at … Continue reading

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