I’d heard about this book bubbling up on the talk shows a few weeks back. It sounded like another version of The Rules. Excerpts from a debunking review:
The thesis of the book is that because men are so simple-minded and caveman-ish, they will chase you if they dig you, and therefore if they do not chase you, they do not dig you, and if you are not with a man who chased you, you are with a man who doesn’t truly dig you.
This book, which tells women, in the great tradition of the whore/Madonna paradigm, that their role is to be passive and pursued, because otherwise they risk emasculating the guy they are trying to attract, is a best-seller.
I just can’t figure out why the entire culture is so terrified of leaving single women alone.
This book sounds so repellent and 1950s. I’m scared for my sister to read it – she’ll gut it for sure. I guess you can always make a buck convincing women to succumb to the roles to which they continue to be socialized.
Marriage as a trap where women win. That seems to sum it up.
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