Ernest J. Gaines

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The Good Wife Works – The implications of ‘hooking up’

“On the plantation where I grew up in the forties were some tough people and mean people and hardworking people; they could load more cane, plow a better row, control their women — most of them would brag about having more than one woman.” — Ernest J. Gaines, African American author (b. 1933)


“Hooking up” is casual sex as opposed to long-term serious attachment or love, saying “yes” with anyone for any reason as a free agent with no (or low-level) emotions. It is not monogamous nor committal. It is without attachment, temporary and not permanent. Think shacking up. Continue Reading →

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