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Findom, Care, and the Submissive Billionaire: Preferential Treatment by Heather Guerre

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A billionaire romance novel that name drops Citizen’s United only comes along every so often. Carter Sherman, Senior reporter for VICE News, joins me to discuss Preferential Treatment by Heather Guerre. We talk about power exchange, heterosexual marriage as a transaction, and subverting the single script of the hegemonic BDSM billionaire romance to focus on the fantasy as care & safety as opposed to letting go of control.

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Discussed: Preferential Treatment by Heather Guerre

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Guest: Carter Sherman (she/her/hers)

Senior reporter for VICE News

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