Archive for April 14th, 2009

Let’s talk about sex, bay-bee.

April 14, 2009

This interview by Nina Power with novelist Charlotte Roche caught my eye for one obvious reason and two random ones.  The random ones are: I used to know a girl named Charlotte Roche (this one is German, OTOH the one I knew probably was, too, ancestry-wise), and I read a novel by Nina Power several years ago (or I thought I had, but it turns out that novel was by Nani Power).  Apparently Roche’s novel caused quite a stir in Germany, due to its . . . what’s the word? . . . frank? . . . handling of assorted female topics and/or human topics normally only presented from a male point of view.

Anyhoo, Roche said several things in the interview that made me say, in my best Scooby-Doo voice, “Huhhhh?”  I thought I’d post them here and see what people think (or are willing to think publicly).

Very often, lately, people have come up to me and say “You look tired,” and I hate it. Women are supposed to always look fit and healthy and pretty.

Does that ring true?  Do you feel you have to look pretty even when you’re sick, ladies?  That’s the first time I’ve heard it. (more…)