Have I read 50 Shades of Grey?
Have I seen the movie?
Read a lot about it, though. And I have spoken to several women about it.
Two big news stories involving sex this year.
The first story involved the vilification of college men who were FALSELY accused of gang raping a coed at the University of Virginia. Even after it was shown that nothing happened, many women clung to the story to the bitter end. The men’s reputations were destroyed.
The second story involves the response to the movie 50 Shades of Grey, which was recently released. From what I do know, the gentleman in the story commits some pretty brutal, nasty sexual acts upon the young woman.
So of course, women rightfully would be outraged.
Or would they?
Despite a few women who have spoken up, the movie is on pace to set box office records. So, this guy is a hero for hideous acts that he, a handsome billionaire, committed. And Virginia college men are hideous villains for sexual acts they didn’t commit.
(And this is not just a consent issue-at my son’s college, like many others, saying YES does not mean YES if a girl has been drinking heavily, whatever that means).
You need to help me understand this shit. I don’t have a fucking clue.
So here is what I am going to do. I am going to be like the guy in the movie.
And truckloads of women will beat a path to my door.
I shall name my story Fifty Shades of Flatulence.
Or Fifty Shades of Pot Roast.
I am waiting, women.