Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers by Sady Doyle audiobook

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power

By Sady Doyle
Read by Chloe Cannon

Highbridge Audio 9781612197920

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684576319

  • ISBN: 9781684576319

Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Women have always been seen as monsters. Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction.

Maybe they are. And maybe that's a good thing . . .

Sady Doyle, hailed as "smart, funny, and fearless" by the Boston Globe, takes listeners on a tour of the female dark side, from the biblical Lilith to Dracula's Lucy Westenra, from the T-Rex in Jurassic Park to the teen witches of The Craft. She illuminates the women who have shaped our nightmares: Serial killer Ed Gein's "domineering" mother Augusta; exorcism casualty Anneliese Michel, starving herself to death to quell her demons; author Mary Shelley, dreaming her dead child back to life.

These monsters embody patriarchal fear of women, and illustrate the violence with which men enforce traditionally feminine roles. They also speak to the primal threat of a woman who takes back her power. In a dark and dangerous world, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers asks women to look to monsters for the ferocity we all need to survive.

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Author Bio: Sady Doyle

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English