Tuesday 21 November 2017

All women want is a bit of grey

Madam -- I feel Eilis O'Hanlon rather misses the point with her prissy review of Fifty Shades of Grey (Sunday Independent, June 24, 2012), finding an anti-feminist agenda interwoven amongst the leather and lace.

I haven't read the book and have no intention of doing so -- it is a book of erotic fiction written by a woman for other women, and good luck to all concerned. If it's as loathsome as Ms O'Hanlon depicts then I'm not missing much.

The problem seems to centre around the fact that the heroine submits to the perversions (Oh, Matron) of the male character, rendering the whole thing not just sleazy but sexist and "filled with destructive and negative messages for young women". Crikey!

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