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Is Submissive Sex Anti-Feminist?

Katie Roiphe, a cultural critic and regular Slate columnist, has the cover of Newsweek today with a provocative piece analyzing the appeal of the soft-core erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, and, more broadly, working women’s apparent interest in submissive sex. Roiphe suggests that the sudden popularity of the book might arise from an unexpected source; namely, the increasing equality tha
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