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'And yet women of all ages are swooning over this guy and misreading his obsessive, cruel behavior as evidence of love and romance. Part of the reason for this is that his wealth acts as a kind of up-market cleansing cream for his abuse, and his pathological attachment to Anastasia is reframed as devotion, since he showers luxury items on her.'   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Gail Dines writes 'The porn industry must be throwing a fit right now. The adult book Fifty Shades of Grey has sold over twenty million copies in record time, and sales are still going strong. How did E.L. James, a first-time author who was a television executive, manage to pull off a feat that has eluded the porn industry - getting women to see sexual cruelty as hot sex? In my interviews with them, porn producers regularly bemoan the fact that they just can't seem to make porn that appeals to the majority of women.' Direction of resistance / implied resistance: We have to wonder what the corporate powered mind management system (the media, your devices, the things you do at work, etc etc etc) has done to far too many of our minds.

 

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Removal of resistance: Dines jests 'Indeed, Fifty Shades is about as realistic as Pretty Woman. How many prostitutes do you know who end up living in marital bliss with a former john? I would guess about the same number of women who live happily ever after with a man who dictates, in a written contract, what to eat and wear, and when to exercise, wax, and sleep. In my work, I meet many women who started out like our heroine, only to end up, a few years later, not in luxury homes, but running for their lives to a battered women's shelter with a couple of equally terrified kids in tow. No happy ending here, either.' Unification: Dines feels that 'Fifty Shades also reveals just how pornographic our culture has become over the last decade or so.'
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(TVhobo's estimated size of readership since 2013, mainly in the UK and USA, with Germany in third place:
over 200,000 readers across approximately 200 cities/towns

 

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