T of fascinating historical information imbedded in the conjecture Much of this is an assumption of what really was happening in places and times that any historical nuances can only be conjectureThe presumptions throughout are interesting in the context of the subject Having been written by a woman and me reading it as a man added an additional level of conspicuousness to the ntire subject matter I found in the interpretation of the male of the species that she conveys a plausible if not remarkable understanding of what sexuality means to menWhy did I give it 3 stars I am glad I read the book The book is an historical timeline for a level of femininity that deserves the revelation However there were too many women and much of their story was not written in depth Unseen City enough for me Some as Gloria Steinem was marvelous I think this book was written for women than men so the target investiture for the most part didn t strike a communal chord in me I d say it was often a mechanical read rather than a page turning read All that said as I have said Injoyed the historical view into varied dimensions of the subject matter I cannot say in an overall Art evaluation that I found anyrrors that would deviate from the institution of the sexes in the rolls of humanity I read it while reading the Feminine Mystiue alternating between reading periods The two together made a great combined instruct into the psyche of women in general We are naturally magnetized by powerful personalities with superior individuation wholeness and unconflicted psyches But men have deeper reasons to adore ueens of the hill Their libidos were God Is in the Crowd engineered at the beginning of time to swoon over sexy magnificas to uake in their presence and glorify honor and serve them Pushovers bubble brains and penthouse pets therefore disappoint them at a primal biochemical levelVery interesting andmpowering stories about seductive women from our history However did not like the writing style and some other aspects of this book There are a limited number of times and places where the word razzmatazz can be used without irony and this book was not one of them I loved the subject matter but the tone of the book is absolutely intolerable I think I would have liked this book a lot better if it had been a simple ncyclopedia of seductresses throughout history There are so many fascinating women in this book and their stories are full and rich I want to write plays for at lea. Such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to such lesser known women as the infamous Violet Gordon Woodhouse who lived in a ménage with four men Smarts imagination courage and killer charm he.
I first read about this one on Salon and was intrigued Unfortunately the tone of the book is a little too You Go Girl for me Prioleau spends too much time cheerleading both the For twenty five thousand years before there was a male deity mankind probably worshiped a goddess More than merely a swag bellied fertility idol she was a cosmic sexpot the be all and nd all who created heaven and The Matriarchs (The Family earth and reigned supreme over human destiny She gave and took life revived the dead raised the tempest ripened the grain conferred civilization and reduced her servant man to fear lust and sublime rapture He propitiated her with gifts and prostrated himself before the divine one and her wonder working womb Elizabeth Prioleau I was hoping for a lot from this book something about feminism and seduction or how western culture and Christianity have worked against female sexuality Instead the first chapter was about ancient fertility goddesses and the next 67 chapters are about the reincarnation of said Can someonelse please read this and tell me what you think I think the author pushes her theory a little too much Don t get me wrong I love her adjectives and use of words like Shero instead of hero but I don t think that if the world had people like Wallis Simpson and Josephine Baker it would be a better place How many people like that can the world takeIt s so hard because part of the thesis is Everything you ve read about these women before is shit because it was just the patriarchy putting them down But what is the truth Do vamps and seductresses or just plain seducers live wonderful fulfilled lives or are they mpty shells I guess it depends on the person but in that case she should have written a shorter book and concentrated on a few people And I like the message about monogamy There s is no such thing as monogamy unless that s what you want I think reality is that serial monogamy is the only thing that s been traditional in societies across generationsThe message is good Don t despair if you don t have looks wealth or connections You can use talent charm and tc to get men You deserve an orgasm Yet I think the author falls short of her goal of showing women today that they should unleash their inner seductress to achieve maximum fulfillmentAs an aside How did these women all not get preggers or VD Especially before the pill An interesting read Although the content is subjective however you view it there is a large amoun. In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of historys greatest seductresses These are the women who ravished the worldfrom.
St ten of them However the surrounding tissue of the bones of those stories was really hard to wade through It s the author s contention that any seductress is a personification of the goddess of Inanna and she found a multitude of ways to claim tha I When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) enjoyed reading this book a lot of it was really informative and Prioleau writes about these women with a particularnergy and No Biggy! enthusiasm that catches on to you I disagreed with a couple of the choices she made in subjects some because they weren t really much than sociopaths who managed to abuse their way to the top and one or two because I rejected her very optimistic take on them but ultimately it comes down to the fact that Prioleau was writing about women who got power They didn t have to be good people they didn tven have to be decent human beings They gained or regained power by their talents and skills and they influenced the time they lived That is allAside from a lot of the hurdy gurdy about goddesses there was only one point that seriously irked me The goddess stuff is normal if unfortunate very few people nowadays are able to conceptualize of a culture Crush It! entirely outside of their own dichotomized framework and Prioleau managed not to dwell too much on her annoyingly monotheistic viewpoint on various goddesses throughout That point occurred in a very short synopsis of a Grecian courtesan s lifePrioleau basically does something absolutely unforgivable printing the subject s thoughts on how it was better to be anythingxcept a courtesan she outright contradicts that and comes back with the biographer s Attracting Birds to Your Backyard euivalent of Nuh uh Seriously Elizabeth Prioleau you are not and will never be forced into becoming a prostitute in order to survive check the arrogant dismissal Regardless of your beliefs on legalization or de criminalization or whatever you contradicted one of your subjects someone who is too dead to refute you Respect your subjects and learn to resist the temptation to use their lives to support your ideology when they outright contradict itFor a feminist author it s than a little inappropriate to silence and appropriate another woman s life simply so you won t have to deal with the cognitive dissonance This book is my selfsteem bibleThe title suggests using one s sexuality to gain power The book goes so much deeper than that though Our femininity is the source of our strength much as a man s physical build is his Rather than stifling this and resorti. Lped these love maestras claim the men of their choice and keep them fascinated for life Through an Deep Listening exposé of their secrets Seductress provides an authoritativempowering guide to rotic sovereign.