Tip o’ the pen to my pal Saranna in this week’s column:
Holly Hill and “Sugarbabes” as Surrogate Wives
A simple issue, eh?
Alert and sexy author Saranna DeWylde pointed me to a little news story on a Australian psychologist Holly Hill’s book, Sugarbabe. The subtitle, The Controversial, Real Story of a Woman in Search of a Sugardaddy, just makes you want to sigh with discouragement. This “naughty feminist” tells the folks at Lemondrop that ‘Couples who want to stay together should try out “negotiated infidelity,” with a “sugarbabe” who acts as what we can best describe as a surrogate wife meets Hooters waitress. And who, by the way, is paid for ministering to your man.’ Hill writes about her own time as a “sugarbabe” so she knows whereof she speaks.
Well, sort of…
Just kind of makes you shake your head, doesn’t it?
My week has been busy with meetings on campus, getting the online class designed, and trying to work out the programming schedule for Albacon. The latter is a real puzzle turning vague general topics people have mentioned into snappy titled sessions — that don’t overlap too much, yet fit a wide variety of interests and offer something new and give all the participants something to do but not too much to do and make everyone happy. Okay, the last is never going to happen.
Good news to mention tomorrow, but I have to look over the contract first.