Fifty Shades of Grey

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Postby Gavin » 02 May 2014, 07:46

On the radio this morning they mentioned again the way that the book Fifty Shades of Grey was a massive bestseller among women. It is by all accounts very badly written and is a porn book about a young woman choosing a rich man with a penchant for beating her.

The book obviously appealed to a great many women. They loved it. Why would this be if they did not secretly wish to be subdominant, or were messed up in the head? Feminists remain silent, but if the same book had instead been written by a man... well, you know what would have happened.
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Re: Fifty Shades of Gray

Postby Andrea » 02 May 2014, 08:18

If I may, the book was actually lambasted by feminists who derided women for buying (or even reading) the books. I read all three books, which although poorly written were so different from what we normally are exposed to, that it made one keep reading. I usually don't read erotica, having read the works of the Marquis de Sade, Anais Nin, and a few others of the genre, it didn't do for me what Shakespeare or a Zola or a Hardy did. I've had the opportunity in recent months to talk to women my age (late twenties/early thirties) and we all end up lamenting the state of society and the vast majority of women *want* chivalry and for us to go back to a traditional setup. We've been betrayed by a small, vocal minority and this feeling is made obvious with the enormous success of 50 Shades. That story is about a young, virginal girl who falls in love with a rich man who has serious psychological issues. It also buys into that "get a bad boy and make him good" thing that taps into a woman's maternal side.

But there are some very good things that have come out of the 50 Shades situation: some people who never read, read those books and were presented with some music composers they had never even heard of before. I am referring to the exceptionally beautiful music of Thomas Tallis - whose sales rocketed as a result of 50 Shades (because Mr Grey plays Tallis during certain sex scenes).
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Postby Gavin » 02 May 2014, 08:29

I agree with that, of course. Many women in the West, deluded and misled by feminists and attached to their corporate boyfriends, are now living a sad, pathetic lie. The popularity of the book illustrates this.

However, they also make mistakes when they choose men who are thugs or who otherwise have "psychological issues" - the mothering instinct is best applied to children.
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