Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe, following her hit book Animal, turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money.
Deciding to confront her fear of the male libido, Pascoe delves into such questions as: Why don’t people care about the welfare of the people they masturbate to? AND Why is there such stigma around those who work in the sex industry? WHEN Some women still want men to buy their dinner?
In this comedic and educational hopscotch over anatomy, the history of sexual representation and the sticky way all human interactions are underwritten by wealth, Pascoe explores whether we’ll ever be able to escape the Conundrum of Heterosexuality if women can’t help but admire status, and men obsess about youth and physicality.
Drawing on anecdotal experience, unqualified opinion, interviews and research, Sex Power Money is thought-provoking and riotously funny: a fresh take on the oldest discussion.
Sometimes I confuse myself. I get wildly and pointlessly jealous. I spend too much time hating my bum. And you know what I hate more than my bum? My preoccupation with my bum.
I’ve had sexual experiences with boys I wasn’t really in to, but I got a post-coital crush on them. I’ve ruined the start of a relationship by immediately imagining it going into reverse. There is so much about my behaviour I want to understand. So I started researching what makes me – and us – tick. And what I read made my eyes fall out of my face.
Reader, here is everything I’ve learned from science about love, sexuality, infidelity, boobs, periods, pubes, broodiness, and clever old fat.
Merry Christmas and Hallelujah, suddenly being a woman doesn’t look like such a minefield after all.
Pride & Prejudice
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