Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Far Side

Lust. How far can it take you? Apparently to all kinds of weirdo places. Daniel Bergner's The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing out today, promises a tour of sorts (amputee chasers, foot fetishists etc). The author, who's reported from Sierra Leone and Angola (as in the infamous Louisiana prison), discusses the book here. While you are at it, you might want to check out his recent Times Magazine piece entitled 'What do Women Want?' It's eight pages long but features a lady scientist who makes people (with wires attached to their bits) watch apes in action. 

1 comment:

  1. That "What do Women Want" article is terribly poor. It reaches conclusions whiel ignoring socialization of women and imagery about women in society, affecting their sexual direction and valuation. Pathetic. Here's a great deconstruction of the many ways it's crap: