fighting for free hearts

Is It Porn? Is It OK?

Melissa Titus, a blogger i just stumbled upon, had this on 50 Shades of Grey.

Titus raises the very obvious question, which deserves a thoughtful reply:  how is a woman reading this book any different from a man looking at porn?

If it is different, a woman needs to explain it well and not fall back on the lame replies that have been offered so far.

Any women readers out there up for offering an articulate defense of the book?

The obvious limitation Titus and i have is that neither one of us has read the book.  And i won’t be reading it, so i have to rely on the well-reasoned arguments either for it or against it by those who have read it.

The one thing i can say is that so far it has been billed by its supporters as porn, with the justification that it’s acceptable because it is “Mommy Porn.” That leaves me with the impression that in our society the sole determinant when it comes to the validity or the invalidity of porn is whether women are OK with it.

 

 

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