Astronaut fleeing

Is Lisa Nowak the exact inverse of Laci Peterson, the social imaginary’s uppity yang to latter’s natural yin? If Peterson was virginal–her pregnancy seemed very much by immaculate conception–and passive, the almost blank, nonresistant surface on which deviant (understanding the abnormality is essential) male desire was written, Nowak is the career woman who went too far, who could not manage the modulation of her manlike discipline and accomplishments between the public and the private. This is the substance of her psychosis.


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