Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry, “We will not be dictated to,” and proceeded to become stenographers – G.K. Chesterton
I was reminded of this quote do to the recent trend of S&M porn for women. It seems I can hardly get away from the book “50 Shades of Gray” which shows up in searches at Audible, Amazon, and appears on shelves in warehouse stores such as Costco. Recently I started seeing advertisement for a book of the same sick genre at Goodreads on their main page. This disturbing trend has hardly had any outcry from the professional feminist and some people even see it as female sexual emancipation. So we went from women who didn’t want to be tied down at home to women that want to be tied up at home – to update Chesterton’s phrase.
In related news of the perverse Mark Shea posts another example of sexual perversion moving from the “just a taboo stage” to arguments for acceptance.
I remember this controversy on campus in the eighties about lesbian sadomasochism and whether it’s perverted or “just love.” It puzzled me then and it puzzles me now. How can anyone call bondage “freedom”, degradation “empowerment” or torture “love”? Of course it’s the same people, in large degree, as the ones who call death “health” and libel “justice.” Hmmm.
how far we’ve come.
ugh! I assumed by the title that the book was about aging. I didn’t look any further because who wants to be reminded of how many shades of gray are forming on their head? I looked up a book review after reading your post, Jeff. I was better off thinking it was about graying hair and aging. Women demeaning women are the worst; they should know better.
This reminds me of how women claim abortion rights are empowering. Stats show that more men than women support abortion.
This makes sense, because to a morally loose man it means that he can have sex with a woman and have less reason to worry about having to deal with any progeny.
Women have freedom of “choice” over their bodies means that more men will be bodily objectifying them.
To quote Ted Stryker “Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.”