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Katie Roiphe's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' diatribe misses several points

In Newsweek, Katie Roiphe has dissected the emergence of "submission" in our cultural landscape, specifically via novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," as perhaps indicating that equality is something women only want sometimes. But the two are not exactly correlated.
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Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX (2 years ago)

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Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feministing (2 years ago)

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