“I am attracted to men, I don’t hate them, but I hate patriarchy. I hate the system that we’re in that teaches them how to behave, and how do you navigate that?” – Blythe Roberson
This episode is brought to you in collaboration with ECOBAGS.
From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. With sections like Real Interviews With Men About Whether Or Not It Was A Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You’ve Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don’t like them.
Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian whose work has been published by the New Yorker, The Onion, ClickHole, VICE Magazine, and others, and has been mentioned by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and New York Mag. She works as a researcher at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Connect with Blythe on her Instagram or Twitter both @blythelikehappy. You can pick up a copy of her book at your local retailer or on Amazon.
Blythe’s book recommendation: Severance by Ling Ma
Enter to win a copy of How to Date Men When You Hate Men here!
For Twin Cities folks, Feminist Book Club will be at these events next month:
FeMNist Night Market @ Parallel Cafe on March 8 from 5-10pm
Arctic Market @ Lakes and Legends Brewery on March 9 from 12-5pm
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