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The truth about the book 50 shades of grey.
Okay, I know that this is going to offend a lot of ladies but lets face the truth 50 shades of grey is not as cracked up as many women make it to be. Here's why:
1. The characters.
The protagonist, Ana Steele is a very wooden character who has almost no sense of self esteem, no self respect and is very, very boring. When I heard that the book was empowering womens lives in the bedroom, I thought it was going to be about a strong, vivacious woman who know what she wants in a relationship and in the bedroom not some naive sheep who doesn't know her vagina from her boobs. She's so juvenile using the words 'jeez', 'holy cow' and 'oh my' too many times in the book. I mean come on, Tess of the D'Ubervilles.......really?
Now don't let me get started on the Protagonist/Antagonist Christian Grey. First of all he's pathetic, I mean who cares if he had a terrible childhood? There are millions out there who had worse experiences than he did, what do they do? They deal with it, I mean self pity much? Plus, he's a stalker, he's obsessive and he's possessive, if they were anyone who had qualities like he did they would either be in jail or in a mental hospital, whichever comes first. He is a billionaire, he's a sex magician, he's a philanthropist, can play the piano, can fly a helicopter, can sing, can do kick boxing, has a huge penis, is weirdly handsome, has a flawless physique and I guess he's got walking-on-water skills too. No matter how much Ana paints him gold, he's not all that exciting really. I mean his personality seems to be defined by his money, without it he would just be a lonely, dirty, copper haired, grey-eyed guy who spends his time picking on brunettes on the side walk. And what is it with all the women staring at him and blushing? It's not like he's got a halo above his head or he's sparkling or something. Finally he's boring, 'Laters, baby' is not funny or stylish. I swear even my 10 year old brother has better qualities than he does. Blah.
The sex is repetitive, I mean it got to the point where I would reach a sex scene and I would be like "Oh well, here we go again". I can tell you that it is impossible for a virgin to have seven orgasms, go for another round and give a blow job for the first time of sex unless there's some kind of divine intervention. She gets mini orgasms every time she sees him, it's ridiculous.
I don't know about others but the relationship is toxic, dangerous almost. He takes her virginity in a not-so-comfortable way, gets mini seizures each time she chats with other guys, stalks her, controls her, dominates her and gets angry at her a lot. He's obsessed with her and she's obsessed with him.They always use sex to solve every problem, it's like: "Oh my, Christian! The Hoover dam is leaking, jeez!" "Oh Ana, you befuddle me, why don't we have some great Hover dam sex so I can patch it up with my 'release'" "Holy cow!". What really gets to me is when he often tells her that "you're mine!", WTF?! Why doesn't she just wear a shirt that says 'Property of Christian Grey, trespassers will be severely money-whipped'. Tragic, just tragic. Why on earth would any woman want to be in a relationship like that? it's totally stressful and suffocating.
The book is poorly written, has a terrible plot and it's totally unrealistic. Most times as I was reading the book, I had to pause and think;judging by the authors life to be honest it seemed like the woman was projecting all her fantasies on what she wanted her marriage to be like. I mean think about it; The 'obscenely' rich psychopath, the great sex, the gifts, the fact that the bastard is damaged and she can actually fix him, her best friend married his brother, the car chase and the car sex afterwards e.t.c. Everything is exaggerated and repetitive; flushing, eye rolling, lips thinning, whatever and word to the author if you could actually listen to your sub conscious, it wouldn't be called your sub conscious now would it? The movie should be retitled 50 shades of really bad porno.
The early feminists fought for equality in society and also in relationships dealing with men too but there is no equality in this book. I have no idea what women are swooning for. The book doesn't teach women about their bodies, it just makes women even more sad that they don't have a body as sensitive as Ana's. the book doesn't teach women to be open about their sexuality, it teaches the men that after all those feminizing yeaars, women really just want to be dominated. Why is it that Ana needed Christain to feel sexy and to feel free? It's not women empowering, it's women submission. The book teaches women(especially young women)to be weak and submissive which is totally the wrong way to go. If the book were written by a man, he would be the most hated man in America. The fact that women are happy over the way Christain buys Ana all her stuff and showers her with fancy gifts just proves men's point that women really are gold digging whores. What the book generally entails to men is that women want a guy who will stalk them, shower them with fancy gifts, dominate them, control them, fuck them uncontrollably and get angry at them. I love the way the story unfolded and the setting but the message? what exactly is the book trying to say? What really surprises me is that the so-called feminists are drooling over the damn book, isn't the message that we're supposed to send to girls and young women that they are in control with their bodies?, they can be sexually and emotionally free without the intervention of a guy? That they absolutely shouldn't be in a relationship be in a relationship with a guy who gets angry at them all the time, who dominates and controls them, who tells them when to eat?! Hell no! Wake the fuck up ladies! I would never want my man to control or dominate me, I don't need him to buy me gifts that I can just get myself, I don't want him to be damaged to such a degree that he takes it out on me and his ex's and I most certainly don't need him to make me feel sexy and free, I've already done that for myself. For those misled readers, If you want to better your sex life there's a thing called communication; try it not going to read some book that has contents that would make even Stan Lee skeptical.
So the next time you and your girlfriends are about to giggle and gossip on the legendary 50 shades of grey, why not stop for a moment and think; Is this really the message that you want to send to all the men out there? Be careful what you wish for ladies..........