2 Works in Fifty Shades of Grey
Review/Meta of 50 Shades of Grey [Book One] by shadowkat
Fandoms: Fifty Shades of Grey, The Twilight Saga
24 May 2023
Review/Meta of the Fifty Shades of Grey Triology by shadowkat
Fandoms: Fifty Shades of Grey
23 May 2023
In May 2012, I finished The 50 Shades trilogy and read various reviews and comments on it. Some rather sexist and misogynistic. Someone from Saturday Night Live stated that they couldn't deal with seeing the middle-aged lady across from them reading this book. Interesting, personally I find seeing a guy reading American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis across from me, far more disturbing, particularly when he's loving it and looks at me over the rim. Clearly they have no idea what is in the book (50 Shades not American Psycho) or that middle-aged ladies can read a lot worse on the internet, I'm sorry, does this come as a shock to you? Internet erotica is not just read or viewed by horny men. This is not to say the books are necessarily good or ground-breaking. The media reaction to them however...is bewildering, chauvinistic, misogynistic and somewhat offensive, also proof, in case we needed any, that the media looks at sex the same way a 12 year old boy does - will it give me cooties? I'm also tempted to state the media is a tad on the sexist/misogynistic side of the proverbial fence.