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Thu Jul 27, 2017, 11:54 AM

this gave me a good chuckle..



A passage that strikes gold in ignorance,arrogance,sexism

it's updike, so it's to be expected.. still..

It fails as an emotional metaphor and it's just dumb: The female urethra is straight and measures 1.5 inches, the male urethra is 8 inches ffs.

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Reply this gave me a good chuckle.. (Original post)
JHan Jul 2017 OP
Laffy Kat Jul 2017 #1
JHan Jul 2017 #5
Squinch Jul 2017 #2
JHan Jul 2017 #6
Squinch Jul 2017 #7
JHan Jul 2017 #8
Squinch Jul 2017 #9
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #3
JHan Jul 2017 #4
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #10
JHan Jul 2017 #11
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #12
JHan Jul 2017 #13
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #14
JHan Jul 2017 #15
irisblue Jul 2017 #16
mercuryblues Oct 2017 #17
irisblue Oct 2017 #18

Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:18 PM

1. I remember reading a novel, can't remember the title, but...

The male narrator/protagonist was describing sitting in the bathroom talking to his wife who was soaking in the tub. The lights were off and he mentions turning the lights on on his way out, or something like that, and sees the water in the bathtub was red because his wife was having her period.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:46 PM

5. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahaaa

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:37 PM

2. So many men out there who seem never to have met a woman. It's weird, no?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:47 PM

6. makes you wonder doesn't it?

Updike was trying real hard tho.. he just had to use some biological thing, like peeing... ....to make some stupid "point"

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Response to JHan (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:56 PM

7. That's Updike? What book? Sort of not surprised. He came of age during the

golden age of misogyny, especially in literature. The "greats" are all kind of awful people. I remember reading about Hemmingway talking matter-of-factly about his "first rape."

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:03 PM

8. Great observations .. I see Updike as a HemmingwayWannabe...

I'll admit I'm never able manage getting through any of his work - not for want of trying.. because it's just terrible.

This passage is from Witches of Eastwick ... which is supposed to be Updike's look at femininity or something.

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Response to JHan (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:09 PM

9. Ah! Yeah. That was an awful book. Men seemed to love it.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:45 PM

3. whoever wrote that shit

even if it is a metaphor, is off their rocker. It takes minutes for the pee to come out?

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:46 PM

4. .....

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Response to JHan (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:12 PM

10. I went and read some reviews of the book

Holy cow.

from Amazon

While Updike remains amazingly capable of capturing women's thoughts about their bodies and their sex lives, the plot never gains momentum... Publishers Weekly

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:14 PM

11. the sexism is so rancid it permeates everything..

"amazingly capable of capturing women's thoughts about their bodies and their sex lives" :- My bullshit-o-meter just exploded.

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Response to JHan (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:18 PM

12. If it ever took

a few minutes to get the pee flowing, I would be running to the DR. After a few kids and a little bit of age on me, I consider myself lucky to make it to the bathroom. He was writing this about 70 year old women. I guess only men buy Depends.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:23 PM

13. the irony is..

he seems to have so much interest in the female body, he doesn't have any real interest in the female body...

because I mean really:

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Response to JHan (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 03:06 PM

14. How they think it is

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 03:08 PM

15. lol!

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Response to JHan (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 07:57 AM

16. Why isn't the clitoris labeled? nt

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Response to irisblue (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 08:02 PM

17. Because the drawing

was done by a man and he didn't know where to find it.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 09:11 PM

18. ::snort::


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