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Chris Hahn, I Love Dick

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Parrcful Fri 19-May-17 23:30:08

This is the first time I've posted here... All I can say this is an extremely brilliant programme & I shall start buying her books 💞😍

Parrcful Fri 19-May-17 23:33:00

Parrcful Fri 19-May-17 23:40:08


msrisotto Sat 20-May-17 07:43:48

Can you tell us Anyang about it? I've never heard of it.

msrisotto Sat 20-May-17 07:44:31

I don't know what Anyang is! I meant anything!

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 20-May-17 10:16:08

It's based on this book, which sounds like a huge pile of self- obsessed tosh.

I Love Dick: the book about relationships everyone should read

DJBaggySmalls Sat 20-May-17 15:49:14

Sounds like a womans journey into emancipation. I guess that could sound like self obsession.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 20-May-17 19:04:15

Sounds like a womans journey into emancipation. I guess that could sound like self obsession

Really? A woman turning a real life man who isn't interested in her into a book and obsessing over him? If it were the other way round it would be called stalkerish and creepy.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 20-May-17 19:25:55

It sounds like an allegory of womens life under patriarchy.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 20-May-17 19:47:07

It sounds like a stalker's memoir. Just because a woman has written it doesn't mean it's any good.

How exactly is obsessing about a man who isn't interested in you and appropriating him for a book justified?

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 22-May-17 21:28:07

There is an interview in today's Guardian by Jill Soloway who directs the TV series.

Soloway has come out as "non-binary" and insists on being called "they"

"They" also think"^the words male and female describe who we used to be^"

And "they" agree woman shouldn't mean a particular thing, that it can mean anything

And the usual stuff about men who menstruate and trans women getting offended by the word vagina culminating with

I identify as trans, which means that I am not seeking to synthesize my appearance with the label assigned to me at birth and instead am opting to live in a space where a label other than male or female is used to define me

So far as the book I read the first 10 pages in Waterstones yesterday and still think it is self-obsessed, pretentious tosh.

witchmountain Wed 24-May-17 23:25:08

I read the book. It's tedious and doesn't in any way live up to the "feminist classic" claim. It's the kind of book you might read at 17 because it seems clever.

A few weeks after I finished it I spotted the person next to me on the tube reading it. I asked how she was getting on with it and it turned out she was equally disappointed with it.

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