Friday, 1 April 2011
I married a truck article
This is an article about an American woman who is an ‘object sexual’, after years of being alone, has fallen in love with and married a truck. This promotes a feeling of disbelief in the reader, thinking this person must be ‘mad’ reassuring the reader that they are ‘normal’. It could also create a cultural prejudice from the reader too with the woman being American, they might think ‘only an American could be crazy enough to marry an inanimate object’ reassuring themselves that, being more conservative, the British are saner. On the flip side some readers may relate to this story and feel reassured that their weird sexual fantasy is actually not that weird at all in relation to this one and reassure them they are ‘normal’.