So you know when Huff Post has those hilarious photo slideshows? Today’s slideshow, Books With Worst Dating Advice Ever, is so ripe with Hump Day goodness, its unreal. Take this for example:
Written by former Wall St. analyst JC Davies, this book “offers a practical course of treatment for dating within five unique cultures: Latino, Asian, Black, Indian, and Jewish. Plus, author J.C. Davies delivers the low down on every question you ever had about dating men of other races but were too PC to ask:”
Davies draws from participant interviews, an undetermined amount of personal experience, and interviews with sex workers in New York. That’s right. “Straight from the whore-ses mouth.”
Since the book came out in February, Racy JC has gotten some criticism from pop culture blogs like Jezebel – who says the author “knit together her ethnic stereotypes with her fiscal stereotypes and make a cute little stereotype sweater.”
But as Davies herself said in a feature in New York Magazine, “Stereotypes, racist—all those words do is shut down the conversation,” she says now. “They make people afraid. We can never talk about race because anything to do with race is wrong.”
I can’t decide if this is utter silliness or an actually great way to open up conversations about racial/cultural/sexual norms. Either way, this woman has sass, and I’m totally entertained.