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Why Anastasia Steele Is A Great Role Model

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

Most of my single girlfriends feel the same as I do: They want to be pursued. Not that we CAN'T be in charge; we just don't want to be. We do it all day long, with our careers and kids.

Dear BDSM Community: Your Fifty Shades of Complaining Isn't Productive

Cassie Fuller | Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Cassie Fuller

I'm afraid that readers with a new found interest in kink will be headed down a dangerous path without further education. But, it's precisely for those reasons that while I'll be the first to talk about the problems in the series, you won't see me complaining about the franchise.

Six Warnings About the Film Fifty Shades of Grey

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Fans defend the film as providing fun, pure fantasy and a community, but as a couples counselor, sex therapist, and teen advisor for decades, I worry about take-away messages from the movie. Here are my warnings.

The Boy Made of Plastic

Izak Pratt | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Izak Pratt

In the gay world, many of us seem to be looking for the next best thing - all while neglecting the fact that all we ever wanted and all we ever needed was potentially right next to us.

Fifty Shades of Equality

Valerie Alexander | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Valerie Alexander

When almost everyone who decides which movies get made are men, and men are the ones writing and directing all of the stories, even stories supposedly about women, we women lose sight of what it looks, feels and sounds like to have our stories told from our perspective.

Domestic Violence Victims Advocate: 50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted.

50 Questions We Had While Watching 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray & Taylor Trudon | Posted 02.16.2015 | Women

Watching "Fifty Shades of Grey" in a massive theater surrounded by 100-plus New York media types was An Experience. There was some titillation, a ...

Fifty Shades Feeding Frenzy

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Rachel Braun Scherl

Before we get caught up in the frenzy, the obsession with BDSM (not that there is anything wrong with it), just consider that the real appeal of this souped-up chick flick, might be simple.

The First Half Hour Of 'Fifty Shades' Was Basically A 'That's What She Said' Joke

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.13.2015 | Women

In its first 30 minutes, "Fifty Shades of Grey" was practically an all-out comedy. At the screening I attended, there were more moments of snickeri...

'50 Shades of Grey' and Sexual Exploration

Mike Domitrz | Posted 02.12.2015 | Women
Mike Domitrz

The film Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. Sexual images are everywhere, and often the most awkward conversations involve parents talking to their children about sexual exploration and personal safety.

What Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey Want Their Male Partners to Learn From the Movie (If They Agree to Go See It)

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sari Eckler Cooper

With the premiere of Fifty Shades the movie widely anticipated this Valentine's Day, I think it's important to look at what heterosexual men can learn about what women are seeking in the fantasy that is Christian Grey.

Dakota Johnson On Why Anastasia Is Actually Feminist

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

"Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson won't take criticism of her character silently. In a new interview alongside co-star Jamie Dornan and direc...

Sexual Women Don't Need Any Stinking Lectures

Taylor Marsh | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

Why do American filmmakers continue to moralize and lecture where women who love hot, adventurous sex are concerned? Can't women just enjoy adventurous sex, including with multiple partners, if she chooses, without the judgment?

3 Relationship Secrets From Fifty Shades of Grey

Taylor Marsh | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

As I learned in the trenches, the only thing keeping each of us back from satisfaction is our unwillingness to say yes to adventure that scares us and shakes our comfortable status quo.

Fifty Shades of Feminism - A Response to E. L. James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Carey Purcell | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Carey Purcell

After reading this book series, I am deeply afraid that this type of relationship will be viewed as the romantic ideal for women. And I consider that to be extremely dangerous.

Front-Runner For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting rumors continue! "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23" star Krysten Ritter is the latest star to be tied to the f...

Fifty Shades of Grey: A Review

Vanessa Ciccone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Books
Vanessa Ciccone

What would be really great is a book with just as many hot scenes minus the glamourization of the cycle of abuse. Any takers?

Katy Perry Wants to Date Robert Pattinson?

Michael Warbux | Posted 10.02.2012 | Celebrity
Michael Warbux

Today's show talks about Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin winning a gold medal and NBC ruining the surprise, a couple new movie trailers, and some celebrity news as well.

Christian Bale Visits Aurora and Kristen Stewart Cheated?

Michael Warbux | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Warbux

Christian Bale took time earlier this week to visit the victims of the Aurora Colorado shooting. Christian spent time taking pictures with people in t...

Is Emma Watson In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

ew.com | Posted 09.30.2012 | Entertainment

The Internet got all sorts of excited last week when rumors began to surface that Emma Watson was in talks for the role of Anastasia Steele in the fil...

I Asked, They Spilled: Why Women Love Fifty Shades of Grey

Laura Munson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Laura Munson

From the women's locker room to the baseball stands, from grocery lines to airport gates... I've asked woman after woman what she thinks about this book's explosion into mainstream America.

Shades of Grey, a 'How-to' Book With Many Climaxes

Warren Adler | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

This is the kind of "novel "that plays by its own rules and offers something of obvious value to its mostly female readership. For the uninitiated it can be gloriously instructive and for the more mature it could offer a choice menu of self-help inspiration.

Your 'Not-For-School' Summer Reading List!

| Posted 06.17.2012 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan Bleahh – it’s super hot, way too humid, and your friends are all busy working or on vacation. What’s a teen to do to beat the...

Fifty Shades of Frustration: My Grievances With E.L. James' Provocative New Novel

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Natalie Thomas

What Sex and the City did for women's sexuality, Fifty Shades takes to another level. Christian Grey might even make Samantha Jones blush.

Would You Go To A "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Workshop?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women

By most standards, E.L. James has had a pretty successful year. Her erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been on bestseller lists for months, r...