20Feb

FlashBack Post: Do Women Want to be Submissives? A Look at Fifty Shades of Grey.

(This post is nearly three years old but I feel compelled to post it again, in light of the recent release of the film, as well as the most interesting comment I got at the end - so scroll down. I haven't seen the film...yet.) On a recent trip to London, I took a trip to my favorite UK bookstore, Waterstone’s, and roamed the shelves. As I searched for books to bring home that I can’t get in the U.S., a book caught my eye that I had been hearing a lot about.  Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I had been following the talk about this book for some Read More

26Apr

Do Women Want to be Submissives? A Look at Fifty Shades of Grey

50 shades of grey

On a recent trip to London, I took a trip to my favorite UK bookstore, Waterstone's, and roamed the shelves. As I searched for books to bring home that I can't get in the U.S., a book caught my eye that I had been hearing a lot about.  Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I had been following the talk about this book for some time and quickly swept up a copy of the book and brought it back to the U.S. But I have a confession.  I had heard the words "porn" and "bondage" in passing but really didn't know what I was getting myself into.  I'm a mom Read More