Friday, March 30, 2012

A conclusion

Well "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Fifty Shades Darker" is finished and here one is... on one hand thrilled that women are reading erotica, but still a little unsure about the messages that it preaches.
It's not the message that it is OK to trade your purity, youth, innocence and all of your firsts to a rich man... especially if he is ridiculously good looking. Hell, one did far worse when young and frankly it did no harm at all... and there is some spectacular jewellery to prove it.
It is not the message that it is OK to have stalker tendencies and be ridiculously possessive if you are rich and ridiculously good looking... though it probably should disturb one more than it does.
It's not the message that contracts are the norm, that the submissive has all the power, that limits are totally respected, that D/s is all about sensations that are largely pleasurable, that subs can come from having their nipples played with, that crops feel fantastic, that sadists are largely sensual creatures who wish to see you flush with pleasure... and will treat you like a princess afterwards as a way of amending for their vile tendencies.
It is not even that distant, emotionally fucked up men just need the love of the right woman. Dear gods are we still selling that tripe to women?

No, the really disturbing message is that it is OK to be richly rewarded for writing drek, aimed at the average reading age of an eight year old, if you put in enough sex.
Oh that and the idea that if you have just started taking the pill and have sex during your period, you won't get pregnant.
And that you get married so you won't be alone and empty... which is where a life of being bent will lead you.
OK those messages and the premise that sadism is an indication of him being broken in some way. Mind you if that wasn't the case then love wouldn't be able to fix him... and that is where this is eventually going one suspects.

Those issues aside the most disturbing thing is the knowledge that a new generation of people are going to flood cyber space and assorted other places, filled with the belief that the rest of us are doing it wrong...
That one will haunt us for years to come...

The one good message that came out of the book was that it is OK to safeword... and that is what one is going to do rather than read book three. Seriously two fucking books and he only just managed to get a finger in her arse... and he has a room full of kit and he chose a ruler... yeah hard limit L

Oh and why isn't one's botty getting slathered in lotion after He hits it?
Or carried to bed when well used?
And why doesn't He bring one an Advil after doing traumatic shit to one small...
Oh that's right...
Slave 

6 comments:

Kim said...

I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or cringe while reading those books...

Laughter because anyone that actually lives it would realize how ridiculous it sounds...Not to mention that she needs a remedial writing course.

Cringing because now Fet is going to be flooded with even more pillow princesses throwing red flags and screaming abuse.

Gah...

Kitty - The Submissive Wife said...

The fact that you are safewording out of reading any more just makes me want to giggle....

You made it further than a number of people I follow on here, so I am opting to NOT read any.

I was trying to tell H that these books are being talked about everywhere and in my other life, I had to abstain from commenting, because, well, we wouldn't want to look too knowledgable, now would we?

:)

Vixen B-Ab said...

I get an ipad for communication, honey for my sugar levels, and a warm fuzzy blanket to wrap my poor abused self while he waits on me hand and foot. After I safeworded out because he stuck his pinky finger up my ass.

Srsly.

Why are you laughing?

Vixen B-Ab said...

shadup

Master's piece said...

Oh the joy... Fet with more red bunting :(

@Kitty You know one isn't masochistic, but after wading through those two books one can't help but feel more masochistic than some :)

@Vixen Oh sweetie we aren't laughing, though personally one is wondering if we need to stage some sort of an intervention...

Vixen B-Ab said...

Don't you dare lol My spoiled arse enjoys such treatment..