Author Archives: Katherine O'Clare

Why I Hate Fifty Shades Of Grey (It’s Not For The Reasons You Think)

Why I Hate Fifty Shades Of Grey (It's Not For The Reasons You Think)

Bad writing is not why I find Fifty Shades of Grey to be repulsive. I hate—hate—this book because it conflates BDSM with abuse. Because it features an emotionally abusive man preying upon an insecure young woman and calls it a relationship. Christian Grey is an abuser. He is emotionally unavailable, emotionally abusive, and sexually exploitative. His complete disregard for his partner’s comfort, experience, and emotional well being are contemptible: he gets his pleasure at the expense of his partner. More »