The 50 Shades saga is sexist and badly written, and it's time we stopped pretending otherwise
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I was once told by a group of middle-aged women that my problem with 50 Shades of Grey was that I was too young to understand it. They kept going on about how much they needed a Christian Grey in their lives, while I was left speechless, for I could not believe that these people that were supposed to set an example for me had just actually said that. There are many problems with the 50 Shades saga. For starters, it is very badly written. The narrative is so lame that it is even awkward to read. There is also the fact that it is just a Twilight fanfiction with the characters’ names changed. Worse than that, the stucture of every Twilight fanfiction ever can be followed throughout the books. If you’ve read a few of these fanfics, you can so easily tell who’s who and even what’s going to happen next. The series lacks quality and imagination: it is just a money-making product. But 50 Shades’ biggest problem is none of those, but the sexism that is implied all throughout the books.
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