Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent & Other Love Stories

The Girl Revolution is proud to announce the release of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories

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In this compilation of blog posts, I draw a parallel between the reality of dating violence, domestic violence, molestation, rape, date rape (if there is such a thing) and cohesion with the messaging of todays culture and media. Taken from almost 900 blog posts, I’ve chosen 30 posts that draw a concise and compelling picture of the Girl Traps, most stemming from a distortion of the word Love. 

Love Distortion takes a critical look at the Disney Princess Culture and the messages within that set girls up for dating violence and disastrous expectations about transforming bad guys into loving guys, the messages encouraging girls to give up their voices, their talents and their families for the “love” of a boy or man.

Love Distortion also takes a harsh look at other girl culture phenomenon like the Twilight Series and Bella’s willingness to give up her mortality, family, education and future to be with Edward; Gossip Girls, and their emotionally violent and disastrous games to achieve “success” with boys; Hannah Montana and other extensions of the Disney Brand; and posts about dating and domestic violence and the ways in which the word Love is used to coerce and manipulate girls and excuses violent and sexually predatory behavior against girls.

Love Distortion clearly explains the distorted thinking about love on both the part of the girl or woman and the boy or man in a violent, manipulative or abusive relationship. The book makes the connection between the thinking of participants in unhealthy relationships and the cultural messaging we are all inundated with day in and day out.

So as not to leave readers with defeated feelings, Love Distortion provides resources for more positive messages about, what I call, Authentic Love. Readers are given concrete exercises to do with their sons and daughters so as to prevent the distorted beliefs about love that they are inundated with through television, literature, music, Internet, video games, movies, advertising, radio and even, other adults in their lives.

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#1 Jenny on 08.14.11 at 9:57 pm

WoW! I want to have a copy on this book. I find “Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent & Other Love Stories” is very interesting. :)
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#2 Erma alie on 08.16.11 at 7:23 am

Excellent! how great post i found this day, very interesting i like the book about love stories, hopefully i find this book. Thanks for the book you shared here.
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#3 Ashley on 08.17.11 at 7:57 am

So happy for you!! This is so wonderful!

#4 hannamay on 08.17.11 at 10:06 am

Nice blog post you have here, I’m looking forward to have one of this book..
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#5 Pebbie on 08.19.11 at 7:27 am

Awesome, i like the book of love story because it made me courage, thanks for taking your time to share your knowledge.
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#6 Ma on 04.11.12 at 7:01 am

A girl asked a boy if she was pretty, he said “No”. She asked him if he wanted to be with her forever, he said “No”. Then she asked him if he would cry if she walked away, he said “No”. She had heard enough; she needed to leave.

As she walked away he grabbed her arm and told her to stay. He said “You’re not pretty, you’re beautiful. I don`t want to be with you forever, I need to be with you forever. And I wouldn’t cry if you walked away, I would die.”
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#7 Tracee on 04.11.12 at 7:38 am

Is that supposed to be romantic? That he hurt her feelings terribly numerous times and then made up for it with a flourish?

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