Thursday, September 22, 2005

I read this in our local paper yesterday. Annie's Mailbox is a couple of ladies who took over from Ann Landers and appears daily

I'm still trying to formulate my thoughts on it. On one hand I find it amusing. On another hand I find it incredibly offensive. And on the other hand - wait shouldn't we only get two - I think underneath the insulting aspect, there might be a kernel of truth.

Dear Annie: I read about your column about the woman who freaked out because her husband had a few pornographic tapes. She said she felt inadequate about measuring up to the women in the videos.
As a librarian, I have to read books I might not otherwise, including romance novels. Many of them qualify as soft-core porn, although they use words rather than pictures.
Does this woman read bodice-rippers?
If so, does it occur to her that her husband might feel inadequate next to the long-haired, bare chested, tight trousered heroes riding enomorous stallions across the moors?
She needs to realize that most people know the difference between reality and fantasy and that there is a place for both.

Dear Not Stuffy: As long as neither activity becomes an addiction or removes intimacy from the relationship, we agree people are entitled to their fantasies.



Any other thoughts?

'til later

2 comments:

Tara Marie said...

So, do you think we qualify as addicted?

Kristie said...

:) there's not a doubt in my mind that I am. but I don't like the long-haired, bare chested, tight trousered heroes.
And I think there is a hell of a difference between a love story between 2 people and the soft core porn you watch on late late night TV or rent at the video stores that have their windows covered. And I sure wouldn't want to check them out through *that* librarian who judges romance books as *soft core porn!*
There, that's some of my thoughts. I just needed a bit of a nudge to release them.
And further, I don't think that because I read romance, that gives my DH to start watching porn. Whether he does or not (he doesn't) should have no bearing on whatever the hell I choose to read!