Friday, August 3, 2012

Fifty Shades of Blonde

I am all for sex equality and that goes both ways...sometimes 3...sometimes back and forth. Man, sex and gender are confusing these days. In any case, I have been noticing some gender inequality as of late and no I am not talking about contraceptives being back in the media as if it's the 1950's all over again. That is definitely sexism against women but today I am talking about our male cohorts. For some reason, it is perfectly ok for a woman to pick up "Fifty Shades of Grey" in any Target and read it at said Target or the grocery store, a library, a church, a doctor's office, on a plane, on a train or in a coffee shop. Whew, I almost Dr. Seuss-ed myself there; that was a close one. This book is literary smut. Let me qualify that statement by saying I definitely don't judge anyone for reading it; that's not the point I'm trying to make here but what I am trying to say is this: Why can't a man read a playboy in public? Why can't he buy them at Target or check out the latest issue at his local library? Why is he made to feel like some sex offender for buying one? I understand that it is a lot easier for a kid to see the pictures in a playboy than to read a novel at a newsstand but either way kids are gonna see/read about sex and honestly a Play Boy is a lot classier than 99% of pictures and videos out there on the inter-webs. And yes, your kids are on the internet looking at naked people. Deal with it. I actually think it's pretty funny and quite possibly great that women have romance novels and movies like "Magic Mike". Women can finally be proud of their sexuality and celebrate their desires in a healthy way. I think we should offer those same rights to men and not make them feel like predators...lest they become as such. I for one will keep my copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" right where it belongs, next to my husbands Playboy collection.

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