Susie's guest this week is Laura Kipnis, author of The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability and, previously, Against Love. Laura Kipnis says women today are deeply conflicted about what it means to be female. With most advice based on helping women obtain what they "lack," Laura says women now spend inordinate amounts of time keeping themselves and their houses clean. While Susie and Laura don't see eye-to-eye on every issue, their different viewpoints offer a fascinating look at feminism and womanhood today. Then, Laura sticks around for the Try This at Home mailbag and she and Susie answer a letter from a woman who says her new lover says she's too fat. Don't forget, you can be everyone's favorite Santa just by writing to request Susie's Girly Cards for your friends. Send those requests, as well as your confidential sex questions and feedback about the show to email@example.com. (Episode 271, December 1, 2006)
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