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

Pop Culture / Celebrity : The Dish Rag (3 years ago)

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 ... Read Post

What Katie Roiphe gets wrong about “Fifty Shades of Grey” and fantasies of sexual submission

Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feministing (3 years ago)

I couldn’t help it, you guys! I just had to respond to Katie “My Sex Life is More Exciting Than Everyone Else’s” Roiphe’s latest in Newsweek on Fifty Shades of Grey and how professional women these days want to be dominated in the b... Read Post

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Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX (3 years ago)

As we reported on XX Factor earlier this week, Katie Roiphe, a cultural critic with polemical tendencies and a regular Slate columnist, has penned a cover story for Newsweek on the popularity of submissive sex among working women. R... Read Post


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