Oh look there is the trailer for a god-awful movie they made out of a god-awful book. And this is a bad thing.
Not because it’s a shitty movie, because there are enough shitty movies that one more won’t matter but this one is like a stealth bomber passing right under every left-wing/nerd guys radar of understanding. Because they are trying to be all politically correct and change our patriarchal society (and its a good thing they do) by attacking all the wrong targets (which isn’t). Recently that’s usually been skimpy outfits in comics and that women are presented as too sexy, showing their complete lack of understanding that women actually had to fight for the right to show of as much as they fucking want, without guys getting to judge them as proven by every religious and patriarchal society making them ashamed of their bodies all the time. Read up on the history of the miniskirt in Britain. It’s not what you probably think it is if you’re worried that women don’t get to dress conservatively enough. Here’s a hint, if men get to decide how women look it’s not like this:
Its like this:
Please spare me the Islam defense, a nun is basically the same thing. I’m not anti Islam, I’m anti religion. In fact I’m anti-conservative. And that current wave of defending women reeks of hidden conservatives ideals to me. It’s basicaly slut-shaming hiding behind political correctness. So why does 50 Shades of Grey come into play here? Well just like a certain group not getting that it’s perfectly alright if women do want to dress sexy (have you been at a cosplay con… ever? Tell me again the female fans mind the sexy outfits) they also would have their mind blown that women can like sex and in fact have porn.
Now I’m huuuuugely generalizing here and making myself to vulnerable to attack but I don’t feel like turning this into a book so I’m keeping things simple. For a lot/some/a significant number of females I’ve known, erotic writing is their porn. Fanfiction with shipping, all those cheap novels, all that. And for some reason I never got and don’t have to this stuff often includes S/M themes, control and a frightening amount of rape. Don’t worry half the time its guys getting raped by other guys, the fanfic writers even have a cute term for it so they don’t have to call it rape but I can’t remember it right now. All not the point. The point is that while this may blow your mind and doesn’t fit your current few that girls need to be defended from all things smut, they have dirty minds and that is fucking alright. Do not try to make them Princess Peach, because they’re not innocent little idols for you to put on a pedestal, they’re people.
So if some of them like the sort of dirt that 50 Shades of Grey is then let them enjoy it, no one is telling you to not watch redtube to get off either. But here’s the thing 50 Shades of Grey is not:
- It’s not a patriarchal attack on women’s liberties.
- It’s not men trying to push a certain worldview about submissive women.
- It is not a sexual fantasy for guys.
What it is one very simple thing. It’s a sexual fantasy by a woman, made for women, bought and consumed by women.
Now if you’re a woman who doesn’t like that crap, that is perfectly fine and from my view understandable. There are probably some worrisome issues worth addressing here. But please just this once, it really really wasn’t us guys. Not even the pigs. I swear. Our porn looks very very much more obvious. We don’t go for all the buildup, ours goes straight to the blowjobs okay?
And if you’re a guy outraged about this first also consider the points above. And second consider this one: Maybe don’t get to judge what gets some women of. Who the hell do you think you are?
It may not suit our few of an enlightened progressive society but this ain’t Star Trek people, some people are into things you consider garbage. Yes even women. Yes even your mom. DEAL WITH IT.