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Trigger Warning This review contains strong themes to include rapeBefore I begin what will likely become a very long rantpublic service announcement let me Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters, first say aew words I have nothing against EL James Nothing She s said that this series is a Reunited by the Greeks Vows fantasy she managed to put on paper and that she never expected it to gain such momentum Goodor her Almost a Bride for perusing her dream of writing If this book alsoulfills one of your Poems 1958-1980 fantasies or if you just plain enjoyed it goodor you too This review is in no way meant to belittle or condemn you Zebra for liking these books and nor is it an attack on the author These are solely MY OPINIONS about how dangerous FSoG is to society and specifically to women Needless to say this book does notulfill one of my The Handyman fantasies It s pretty much my biggest nightmare But it s justiction No You can t use that argument with me Not any This book is not just The Cowboys Pride (The Worths of Red Ridge, fiction This book has become arigging phenomenon As I write this over 70 million copies have been sold in the United States alone hardware stores have run out of natural The Wreckage fiber rope and there are even BDSMor Beginners classes cropping up in small town AmericaSo excuse me but I can t just read this and think of it like a Historical Capitalism with Capitalist Civilization fantasy not when it s become a realityor so many people and not when I was so enraged by what I In His Eyes found within itOkay everyone take a deep breath grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in We re going to be hereor a while First up is probably the most inflammatory of the statements I m going to make so we might as well rip the band aid offTHIS BOOK PERPETUATES THE RAPE CULTURE WE WERE ALL RAISED INThere I ve said it I m not taking it back and I m not apologizing If you re unfamiliar with this phrase allow me to elaborate Wikipedia defines rape culture as A term used within women s studies and eminism describing a culture in which rape and other sexual violence usually against women are common and in which prevalent attitudes norms practices and media condone normalize excuse or encourage sexualized violence Let s look at the irst half of that definition As much as we may want to ignore the Holiday Confessions facts rape and sexual violence are common in America According to RAINN the nation s largest anti sexual violence organization someone in the US is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes On average that s about 207754 sexual assaults each year 54% of sexual assaults are not reported 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail and 23 of these assaults are committed by someone known to the victimI could go onor days about how prevalent attitudes practices and the media condone sexual violence but I won t because I m really going to try and keep my words and links relevant to FSoG Thankfully throughout my research I Slave to Love found severalhundredThe University of California has an interesting article about how social and cultural norms perpetuate rape and rape culture In it they specifically address how women are conditionedrom early ages to be passive and accept and affect certain attitudes and behaviors Here are some of the social rules they list and elaborate on1 When spoken to a woman must acknowledge the other person with a gracious smile2 Women must answer uestions asked of them3 Women must not bother other people or make a scene because they are uncomfortable4 When in trouble it is best to defer to the protection and judgment of men5 Casual touching or suggestive comments in social settings are meant as a tribute to a woman s desirability6 It is the natural state of affairs Fortunes Perfect Match for men to carry theinancial burden of social situations7 When engaged in a social encounter it is not proper The Daddy Search for a woman to superior in any game sport or discussion if she wants to be accepted8 Women should always accept and trust the kindness of strangers if they offer helpThere s a blog post by Harriet Jacobs that also speaks to this and I urge you to read it in its entirety In short it says women are raised being told by parents teachers media peers and all surrounding social strata that it is not okay to set solid and distinct boundaries and reinforce them immediately and dramatically when crossed mean bitch it is not okay to appear distraught or emotional crazy bitch it is not okay to make personal decisions that the adults or other peers in your life do not agree with and it is not okay to refuse to explain those decisions to others stuck up bitch it is not okay to refuse to agree with somebody over and over and over again angry bitch it is not okay to have or express conflictedluid or experimental eelings about yourself your body your sexuality your desires and your needs bitch got daddy issues it is not okay to use your physical strength if you have it to set physical boundaries dyke bitch it is not okay to raise your voice shrill bitch it is not okay to completely and utterly shut down somebody who obviously likes you mean dykefrigid bitch Now how do these two examples relate to FSoG Simply put Ana the main character in this series continuously exhibits the behaviors listed in the rules and seems to have the mentality of those listed in the bullets She might as well be the case study on which both were basedEarly in the book there s an interaction between
her and a young man named Paul the son of the couple and a young man named Paul the son of the couple works Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl, for This is someone she says has always been a buddy Just after they greet each other with a hug he releases me but keeps a possessive arm draped over my shoulder I shufflerom oot to oot embarrassed It s good to see Paul but he s always been overly Affairs of Honor familiar Does she tell him that she s uncomfortable or step outrom beneath his arm No that d be going against everything that rule number three has taught her Plus she wouldn t want to come across as a mean bitch now would she Just after this Paul asks her out Whenever he s home he asks me on a date and I always say no It s a ritual Is it a ritual Or is it something than that Has Ana like many of us been conditioned to Mega Collection follow the rules to such a degree that she doesn t know how to tell him It s not okay to keep asking me out Is she so terrified of breaking cultural norms and coming across as a mean crazy angry dyke shrillrigid bitch that she ll put up with his pursuit of her indefinitely Or does she just not know to put a stop to it because she hasn t been taught toWhen she turns him down yet again he goes on to say Ana one of these days you ll say yes Creeped out yet You should be How does Ana respond to this declaration By escaping the room they re in and getting back to a crowded store Bloc Life floor What does this tell us Sheelt the need to The Indian Clerk flee Sheelt the need to not be alone with him Part of her clearly recognized the danger of the situation and the repeated advances of her Faith Fairies friend But instead of speaking up sheledShe never voices her discomfort She is the submissive uiet person that society has taught her to be And 70 million people have read about her and have had these dangerously passive behaviors reinforced yet again through her actions behaviors and words or lack thereofHow will this same mentality play out in a situation involving sexual assault I can tell you because just a Greetings from Witness Protection! few chapters later she s sexually assaulted by another of herriends Jos I m okay I ve got this I try to push him away rather Spot feebly Ana please he whispers and now he s holding me in his arms pulling me close Jos what are you doing You know I like you Ana please He has one hand at the small of my back holding me against him the other at my chin tipping back my head Holyuckhe s going to kiss me No Jos stop no I push him but he s a wall of hard muscle and I cannot shift him His hand has slipped into my hair and he s holding my head in place Please Ana cari o he whispers against my lips He gently trails kisses along my jaw up to the side of my mouth I The Hotel New Hampshire feel panicky drunk and out of control Theeeling is suffocating Jos no I plead I don t want thisLuckily Ana is spared A Dangerous Man (Women and Men, further abuse because the one and only Christian Grey arrives on the scene and saves her How By saying I think the lady said no That s right Ana can try to push Jos away and tell him no multiple times but that s not good enough One sentencerom a man and Jos immediately releases her bringing us back to rule number Sizzling Seduction four When in trouble it is best to defer to the protection and judgment of men You got that ladies Don t try toight back because you ll just be ignored rely instead on a man Sort of a catch 22 when the one who s going to get you into trouble will likely also be a manBear in mind that this little scene takes place in the parking lot outside of a crowded bar just a shout away Her Secret Husband (Secrets of Eden, from salvation You re probably wondering why Ana didn t scream Why she didn tight harder Well I d like to bring up Harriet Jacob s blog post again because just after her bitch list she says this If we teach women that there are only certain ways they may acceptably behave we should not be surprised when they behave in those waysAnd we should not be surprised when they behave these ways during attempted or completed rapesWomen who are taught not to speak up too loudly or too Takedown forcefully or too adamantly or too demandingly are not going to shout NO at the top of their goddamn lungs just because some guy is getting uncomfortably closeWomen who are taught not to keep arguing are not going to keep saying NO Women who are taught that their needs and desires are not to be trusted areickle and wrong and are not to be interpreted by the woman herself are not going to know how to argue with but you liked kissing I just thought Women who are taught that physical confrontations make them look crazy will not start hitting kicking and screaming until it s too late if they do at allNobody obtains the superpower to behave dramatically differently during a Baby, Im Yours (Guys And Daughters, frightening confrontation Women will behave the same way they have been taught to behave in all social professional and sexual interactions Eerie isn t it I sure thought so Hopefully by now you re beginning to understand the inflammatory statement this all started withNot only do Ana s actions and behaviors throughout the book reinforce the horrible societal conditioning that I mentioned earlier but this series also contains a lot of the otheracets of rape culture like victim silencing For instance once she s collected herself this happens Turning I glance at Jos who looks pretty shamefaced himself and like me intimidated by Grey I glare at him I have a Her Counterfeit Husband few choice wordsor my so called Heart of the Night (Secret Agent friend none of which I can repeat inront of Christian Grey CEO Ana who are you kidding He s just seen you hurl all over the ground and into the local The Greek Bosss Demand flora There s no disguising you lack of ladylike behavior That s rightolks It isn t ladylike to yell shrill bitch It isn t ladylike to swear crazy bitch It isn t ladylike to defend yourself after you ve just been sexually assaulted mean bitch Leave that to the menfolk Surely they ll defend you Surely they ll be the ones to address the February or Forever (Tarrins Bay fact that you were just sexually assaulted Men you know the other sex the ones that have been raised to talk about emotions In publicAnd while we re discussing this scene we can torget about rule number eight Women should always accept and trust the kindness of strangers if they offer help That s what Christian is to her at this point in the book A stranger She s seen him only three times in ormal or work related settings and knows nothing about him other than he s rich good looking and that his shopping list resembles those of serial killers
I Ll Get To That Last Part ll get to that last part in the review But accept his help and trust his kindness she does She lets this complete stranger remove her rom the bar assuming that as he s just saved her A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters from a sexual assault he s not planning one of his ownWhen she wakes up in his suite the next morning pantsless by the way she accuses Christian of stalking her He defends himself by saying if I hadn t come to get you you d probably waking up in the photographer s Jos s bed androm what I can remember you weren t overly enthused about him pressing his suit he Christian says acidly Pressing his suit I glance up at Christian He s glaring at me eyes blazing aggrieved I try to bit my lip but I What She Saw / Operation Reunion fail to repress my giggle Which Medieval chronicle did you escaperom You sound like a courtly knight You got that Stalking s okay Because it s better than being rapedfacepalmI m almost at a loss at how to address the rest of this without copious amounts of swearing How little she s concerned with her The Moretti Marriage friend s behavior is appalling That there s no thought on her end about Christian s allusion to her rape escape is appalling How she glosses over it all and makes aucking joke about it is appalling It continues by the way I would have been The Dark Duke fine I was with Kate And the photographer he Christian snaps at me Jos just got out of line I shrugA shrug is a dismissive gesture just in case you were wondering She dismisses sexual assault as getting out of line She downplays the severity of what happened Why does she do this Because it s awkward to talk about it Because it s scary to think that someone she knows and trusts assaulted her and that when she tried to push him away and said no he ignored her Guess what It s always going to suck to talk about It s always scary to realize that statistics say that if you re raped you ll know your attacker But we need to talk about these things because if we don t nothing will ever changeAnd now the grandinale victim shaming and blaming You see Jos A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy feels bador what he did At Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls first Ana is pissed at him as she should be and even after he calls her numerous times and leaves several messages she continues to ignore him deciding to let him stew Then Sie ist 21 Literaturstudentin und in der Liebe nicht allzu erfahren Doch dann lernt Ana Steele den reichen und ebenso unverschämt selbstbewussten wie attraktiven Unternehmer Christian Grey bei. He NEXT DAY this happens The memory of Jos s attempted kiss haunts me I m beginning toeel a bit cruel not calling him backShe The Soul Of A Thief feels cruel Sheeels cruel Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights for not returning the calls of the man thatorced himself upon her Well of course she does She s been trained to be gracious and polite He s addressing her Rule number one has taught her that she should smile in this situation so it would make sense that she Secret Baby, Surprise Parents feels bador not doing so Two days later they talk Can I see you I m sorry about Friday night I was drunkand youwell Ana please Mystify (Mystyx, forgive me Of course Iorgive you Jos Just don t do it again You know I don t The New Baby feel like that about you Here s where I start to get really angry and you what exactly Were there Were breathing Had tits How can Jos s behavior in any way be blamed on Ana This is the she deserved to be raped because she was wearing a skirt mentality that needs to be burnedrom our collective minds No one can ever make you do anything Everything you do every way you behave is a choice that you and you alone make So no there is no and you Books like this with scenes like the ones I ve spoken about only perpetuate our silence our ignorance our discomfort and our complicity They reinforce unhealthy behaviors and thinking patterns and they perpetuate rape culture Authors I beg you don t cover tough issues and strong themes if you can t do them justice Grant them the depth and the severity they deserve PleaseBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Garbage Absolutely horrifying utter trash A waste of trees bookshelf space and precious oh so very Wild Streak fucking precious braincells Honestly why is this even published Every single book store in Sydney is promoting this tripe claiming it to be some kind of awesome romance novel Are you absolutely shitting me There is nothing romantic at all about this book And I don t mean the BDSM erotica themes I mean theifty levels of abuse in this P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, friggin thing Inact that s what this book should be called Fifty shades of absolute Say Youll Stay And Marry Me fucking insanity and abuse I know at least every one star reviewer has taken the title and created their own pun with it butuck it I m jumping on the bandwagon too Before I decided to read this God help me I kept seeing it everywhere I went and the book store where I work was involved in the promotion among other book store chains Typical All me and my co workers knew that it was smut and a hell of a lot of it too We even turned the book into a drinking game and it goes as thus Flip to a random page of the book If it s something dirty take a drink I do not recommend this game Rafaellos Mistress for one could dierom alcohol poisoning within the The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, first round But if you reeeling adventurous by all means Glad I could be of service to your crazy party ideas But anyway let s cut to my opinion of this abomination of literature I decided to read it because it sounded like garbage and I haven t written a review about garbage in too long I owed something to the people who actually Rascal found me worthwhile toollow on Goodreads So I decided hell I ll review this Brain cells I will never ever EVER get backThis is literally the worst book I have ever read and I say that about many books But this is the worst book Another Day of Life for a damn good reason Let s talk about what I hated about this book The bottom line is I hated absolutely everything And I m not saying that to beunny I m saying that out of all seriousness I didn t What Would You Like? find a single redeeming uality in this book With the Hush hush series we at least had the unintentional hilarity and the awesomeness of Marcie In Twilight we had that chick who wanted to kill Bella and Tyler s van Fifty shades of Grey has no such redeeming ualities The characters are bland and merely props to set the stageor Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, fucking weird BDSM ing and the plot was lost somewhere in the vagina of the author s wet dream Believe me Ieel weird Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, for even typing these words Not to mention even though everyone already knows this this was originally a Twilightan Friend Foe fiction called Master of the universe or some shitty stupid title like that How did such a thing get published What Twilight wasn t horrible and abuse glorifying enough so we had to kick it up a notch with publishing Master of the universe Are you people serious Why is it that dumber and dumber things are getting published uality is almost non existent Fucking hell But before I rant onor hours about that let s talk about the characters Oh I mean props Yeah props is appropriate Why Because the characters The Longevity Diet for all the personality they had may as well have been props Ourirst main prop is Ana aka Bella Swan The plain virginal wallflower who thinks lowly of herself whilst everyone around her just seems to Grassroots Innovation freaking worship her She is also clumsy reads books has divorced parents doesn t get along with her stepather and is a brain dead moronic twat Remind you of anyone I wonder who you re thinking of That is a humdinger isn t it I m amazed how many women are not pissed off with her complete lack of sense and self respect She lets a man abuse her physically and emotionally and allows him to satiate his ever growing need to control her completely passing it off as some cute obsessive habit And even if she has doubts and runs away she comes running back to him only seconds after How are people not pissed off about this Seriously Not to mention she has zero personality zero brain cells and zero common sense Her character serves no purpose other than becoming some abusive asshole s sex toy And let s not orget our second main prop Christian Grey aka Edward Cullen aka creepy stalker sociopathic megalomaniacal abusive horrifying asshole The act that he has Architecture and Utopia fangirls in the real world has pretty much ruined myaith in mankind and the new generation Christian Gray pretty much pushes the limits that Edward Cullen Patch Daniel and others have yet to push due to their PG ratings but Perfect Cities fuck does Christian Grey push thoseucking limits He physically abuses Ana and it somehow gets excused on the account that she was briefly aroused by it SERIOUSLY PEOPLE SERIOUSLY Fuck my life He also decides what she should eat what she should wear how she should act speak communicate with him where she can and can t go or what she can and can t do threatens her constantly even with physical violence and the list goes on I kid you not He even has this set out as a contract which by the way is repeated at least 5 times in the Prometheus Wired fucking book Here s another example of how romantic this motherucker is I like the control it gives me Anastasia I want you to behave in a particular way and if you don t I shall punish you and you will learn to behave the way I desireSee Romantic as reaking Mel Gibson And by the way the women who ind this guy romantic need some serious therapy Seriously Harsh I know but Special Topics in Calamity Physics finding this guy romantic is like like excusing the actions of a child molester because he has nice hair This is not romantic This is ABUSIVE and WRONG on sooooo many levelsI don t know why they decided to plant this book in the general romance section This is not romantic And don t give me the IT S MEANT TO BE BDSM SO IT S SUPPOSED TO BE ALL DOM VS SUB This goes way beyond the good ol BDSM theme and just ends up treading into abusive territory Christian takes these aspects into the relationship where he ends up not only controlling a woman sexually but also emotionally and deliberately moulding her into not just a sex partner but an ideal of what he wants her to be and leaves her no roomor her individuality and instead brands it as punishable That s not part of the BDSM jig I m sorry but it s not Why people even call this romantic is beyond me I already mentioned the abusive aspects of this so called relationship but other than that it was a relationship built on air Since neither of the characters had any personality outside their sex drives they had nothing that they saw in each other They couldn t relate to each other they didn t share any common interests they didn t do any good Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks for each other outside the sexy stuff And at the end they want to pass it off as though the two are actually in love Give me a break Watching people get swooped at by magpies is romantic that this garbageThe plot There was no plot Seriously I could notind it ANYWHERE I searched and searched but alas my search has left me unrewarded Let me explain in a uick paragraph how this book goes Girl meets some guy Some guy is hot Girl thinks some guy is hot Hot some guy shows up where girl who thinks some guy is hot works Hot some guy asks out girl takes her virginity Stuff happens Hot some guy introduces girl who thinks he s hot by the way to his BDSM sex dungeon and the next half of the book is spent pondering whether or not girl who thinks some guy is hot in case it wasn t mentioned enough in the book wants to indulge in hot some guy s antasies Also the hot some guy takes complete control over girl did I mention she thinks he s hot who seems to be totally okay with it More stuff happens Girl gets spanked too hard breaks up with hot some guy The end That s it That s the whole book And the whole Ohhh Christian has secrets bullcrap in the blurb Bullcrap His secrets are mentioned in only 5% of the book and drive the plot nowhere The book is about how some asshole wants to
"Control Some Stupid Girl The "some stupid girl The characters are barely relevant They just props whose only role was to be interested in the relationship between Ana and Christian They didn t seem to be interested in anything else They could be buttering toast and thinking I wonder how hard Christian is ucking Ana right now An absolute waste The media might be promoting this tripe as the new hero of literature but this is and always will be just another wart on the ass of literature along with Twilight and all its descendants You know what they say you can polish a turd but it will still be a turd I didn t want to start this book Many people are praising it but I m simply not into erotica it s too cheap or me But here I am in the mind of the innocent waiting to be devoured by the big bad wolf Sounds pornographic doesn t it That s because it is Christian Grey A hot dude that melts a woman s panties off with just one look The perfect sex toy set out to conuer an innocent girl Grey the sick ck is considered one of the hottest characters out there but he doesn t get to me His dominance is too much Microsoft Visual C for me to handle and his attitude tends to be annoying and slimy Plus he s just wrong in the head so there s no need to add about this creep Anastasia is an immature insecure desperate idiot who wants to become the whore of Babylon She just wants to listen to her inner goddess wtf and have creepy monkey sex with Grey She has no personality nor will whatsoever she gets excited over the smallest and most idiotic things you can imagine and even though she sees how wrong Grey the sickck is she still goes Soulprint for it She s always mooning over Grey like he s some kind of god that she s supposed to worship He tells her that he doesn t want a serious relationship just sex and she s still ok with it Why Just because he s hot He s a damn disgusting pervert He hurt her theirst time they made love she was a vi What in the hell just happened Did I really read that Oh my god I did I did read that Meet Anastasia Steele Ana is just a giant mess of a human being She s insecure to the point of it being laughable klutzy even though she only trips twice in the entire book and a complete ditz She s a virgin of course who s never taken any sexual interest in anyone before Right I m Blah Blah Black Sheep fairly certain there hasn t been a woman this naive since round about 1954 At one point she thinks putting her hair in pigtails will keep her saferom Christian s lusty advances Fuckin really She lushes constantly and on several occasions referred to her hoo hoo naughty place as down there Next we have Christian Grey Christian is a misogynistic self loathing
Abusive Piece Of Shit Apparently His Onlypiece of shit Apparently his only ualities are in this order his ridiculous good looks his money and his giant penis The only time Ana seems to like him as a person is when he s being lovable and those times are ew and Surrender far between Most of the time he s serious brooding and threatening How charmingI knewrom the very The Highlanders Touch (Highlander, first line this wasn t going to be good I scowl withrustration at myself in the mirror It was cemented that early my deep deep dislike O Regresso da Atlântida - Os guerreiros de Posídon for this moronic simpering asshole Your hair won t behave Guess what My suspicions were confirmed aew pages later when Ana admits that any sympathy she Gdy mrok zapada (William Wisting, feelsor her sick The Scarlet Ruse (Travis McGee friend is unwelcome Unwelcome apparently because herriend is beautiful even when she has the The White Road flu What a petty jealous cunt The only thing that made theirst 4% of this book tolerable was the Bridges of Madison County fact that I read it aloud to my younger brother and hisreuent commentary was amusingly distracting Once he gave up however I had to travel the rest of the road alone What a painful journey it was My Mind Wide Open first impressions of Ana were bad deservedly so What were myirst impressions of Christian Well That s how I Dominant FUTA Collection felt about Christian Grey From the beginning Any time an author tries to sell me on a character s charm by waxing hormonal about how ridiculously good looking he is I snicker inwardly I can t think why HuhAnyway after reading about the description of Christian s building helloirst penis metaphor I had to sit through the awful dialogue between these smarmy idiots and hope beyond hope that something anything would distract me enough to see me through to the end Turns out I The Grand Sophy found something about 15% through I went back and counted and kept track throughout the rest of the book and do you have any idea how manyucking times Ana said Oh. Einem Interview A New Society für ihre Uni Zeitung kennen Und möchte ihn eigentlich schnellstmöglich wieder vergessen denn die Begegnung mit ihm hat sie zutiefst verwirrt So sehr sie sich aber darum bemüh.