Before we carry on, special plug for this Ana Mardoll post, in which she reviews Man of Steel. I feel it’s topical, since she discusses just how much women’s reproductive choices are being manipulated, and how they are being tampered with right now.
Does it seem odd to you that I would read a critical review of a movie that involves looking at women’s reproductive rights just as I am critically deconstructing a book that deals with the same topic? It could be a coincidence.
Or it could be that we have a problem, and writers and critics are trying to tackle the topic - the first by writing about it, the latter picking it out and displaying it for what it looks like.
Anyway, back to Bumped: after the twins broke up at the mall and had conversations on the same topic - sex for the fun of it - we open the second part with a quote by Melody’s own parents: