Society tells us that if we can just find the right person and fall in love, our lives will henceforth be filled with meaning. Laurie Essig, professor and director of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College, joins guest host Courtney Collins to explain why we retreat into these private relationships and how they can overshadow our contribution to the greater good. Her new book is called“Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter”(University of California Press).
This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Professor Laurie Essig. She is the author of several books including "American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection. Dr. Essig is also a contributing writer for Psychology Today. In this week's installment of the podcast, Laurie does some great sharing and teaching about how neoliberalism has distorted love, marriage, and other human relationships. Chauncey and Laurie also talk about race and "white" weddings, the dangers of consumerism, and of course, their mutual interest in the "human zoos" and "freak shows" that are reality TV. During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey gives his thoughts on WWE's Extreme Rules pay-per-view, the new movie The Nice Guys, and explains his decision about attending a White House summit event in June. Chauncey also does some truth-telling about Republican toilet sex deviant potty politics, and of course, the now fallen and disgraced Bill Cosby.
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