Fifty Shades of Grey has become a phenomenon over the past months, it’s an international best-seller, the fastest selling paperback in UK history, and most importantly, women love it. Well, all but one, Samantha Brick.
The woman who dubbed herself ‘too beautiful for women to like’ has hit out at the first in the trilogy on This Morning saying that it’s demeaning and degrading to women.
She said, “I'm not saying they shouldn't read it - but let's not kid ourselves. It's degrading.
“The character is a victim. She's a virgin. She's negotiating to become the main protagonist's Sex slave.
“That's not where we are in the 21st century. Women are the moral compass of society. It's us people turn to in the banking crisis, in the recession.
“We are the heart of the home and the workforce. The nature of the content of the book is demeaning and degrading to who we are.”
Samantha then goes on to compare the book to the lads mags from the nineties, saying that they are portraying women as objects in the same way.
Forgive me, but there are two main differences here. The lads mags of the nineties were actually degrading real women, making objects of real women.
Samantha seems to have forgotten that the Fifty Shades Of Grey books are fictional. Yes, it would be horrible if these were some sort of memoirs, I doubt they would have even made it in to a book, and women wouldn’t have wanted to know, but it’s not, it’s a fictional book.
She bangs on about the dangers of S&M, but how would she know? The women who’s so against it cannot have possibly tried it, can she?
I do however agree with her on one thing. She highlights the fact that anyone can buy this book; it’s in all the major supermarkets and has no age restriction on it, so children could easily buy it.
This is certainly not a book for children, but for any women that wants a good read and to fall in love with Christian Grey through the pages then this is the read for you.
Cara Mason @Cara_FAM