Feminist View on Fifty Shades of Grey Essay

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The hot seller Fifty Shades of Grey is a descriptive novel of a man fulfilling his dirty fantasy. It starts off clean talking about a man meeting a women, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, then leads to talking over coffee, and advancing to a friends with benefits. The friends with benefits is more than just hooking up with another, it becomes a submissive and dominant relationship. Christian is the dominant and exercises his sexual fantasies on Anastasia Steele who is the submissive. Throughout the novel there are correlations to the ideas and discussions in the Sociology – Gender, Power, and Society class. There are many different ways that this connection takes place, such as through the dialogue, the way things are described and …show more content…
He's not a hero; he's a man with serious, deep emotional flaws, and he's dragging me into the dark. Can I not guide him into the light? P. 166” Even when he demands her by saying “Keep your hands above your head, P.140” during sex there wasn’t even a second thought, she just followed. Also as said before an abusive relationship includes a man controlling a women move, which is what Christian, does. There are rules for, The roles of each the dominant and submissive, commencement and term, availability, location, service provision, activities, and safe words. An even deeper look into what is described under these headings for example in availability it says, “ The submissive will make herself available to the Dominant Friday evenings to Sunday afternoons each week during the Term. P167.” In the eyes of the reader this is physically, mentally, and emotional abuse. To Anastasia this is love. Rape culture is a very big aspect that is seen within Fifty Shade of Grey and easily relates back to the course and society as whole. The rape culture defined in the book is that women are just a sex toy for men and then gaining consent through other ways it’s not rape. Anastasia signs a contract Christian has written up giving him permission to do every sexual act that he pleases and she cant say no. For example on one of the lists in states, “The submissive consents to: masturbation, hands/knees bound, butt plugs, spanking,