Den of the Beastly Bear
Caution sexually explicit terms follow...
Let me preface this little observational blog by saying for the most part I find women authors to be amazing!
Their descriptive skills, imagination, and "feel" for personal interactions leave me in awe!
The other day I visited a blog recommended by another blogger that I read. This recommended blogger is in fact a published author...cool.
It was not until I visited the blog that I got to see the title of said published work.
"The Misadventures of Me and My Uterus"
Why do some female authors feel the need to do this?
It is a uniquely female phenomenon.
Were I to write:
"The Misadventures of Me and My Penis"
I would automatically be branded a misogynistic pig!!!
So why do women authors do this? Title their books after their genitalia and reproductive parts?!?
Is it for the shock value? Do they believe this will "pull" in those that might otherwise pass their tome by?
Are they afraid their name is not enough to define them as female?!? Granted I've met a male Sandy, Cleo, and Bailey but they are few and far between.
Names like Jordan, Jaimie, Chris are pretty asexual and are commonly used for either...but come on!
Perhaps they're so proud of the "Divine Feminine" that they wear it on their sleeves, instead of in their pants!
I don't know, but the rational escapes me...
I'm sure everyone here has heard of "The Vagina Monologues" , but a mere cursory search of Amazon.com produces a plethora of other titles...
"How I lost My Uterus and Found My Voice"
"Nursery Rhymes: Have You Seen My Uterus?"
"The Vagina Buffet-Bite size tales of a Brazilian Waxer"
"Power Of Vagina: How To Make A Man Love, Respect, And Commit To You"
"The History Of My Vagina And Other Sordid Tales"
It seems to me that these type of titles automatically alienate half the reading population. Now I feel I'm a pretty open guy, in touch with my feminine side while maintaining my "Manly Man" status, but I gotta say not one of those titles "speak" to me!!!
I've always maintained a dream of being a published author...here are some titles I've been throwing around:
"The Life and Times of My Cock and Balls"
"My Balls: Itchy & Scratchy"
"My Taint-It Taint Just for Breakfast Anymore"
"The 'Ins and Outs' of Living With a Penis"
"Separated at Birth: Me and My Foreskin"
Just a thought...
And I didn't even TOUCH on Boobs!!! *wink, wink*
Be Well Folks!