Bernie Sanders Compares Rape Fantasy Essay to Fifty Shades of Grey
May 31, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Move over, E.L. James.
Democratic presidential claimant Bernie Sanders on Sunday pronounced that his 1972 letter traffic with rape fantasies was “poorly written,” though was meant to plead prevalence and gender stereotypes, not distinct James’ bestselling amorous novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
“This is a square of novella that we wrote in 1972, we think,” a Vermont Senator said, appearing on Meet a Press. “That was 43 years ago. It was really feeble created and if we review it, what it was traffic with was gender stereotypes, because some group like to annoy women, because other women like to be submissive, we know, something like Fifty Shades of Grey.”
The essay, patrician “Man and Woman,” began this way:
A male goes home and masturbates his standard fantasy. A lady on her knees. A lady tied up. A lady abused.
A lady enjoys retort with her man—as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 group simultaneously.
Published in an choice journal called the Vermont Freeman, a letter caused a stir final week when Mother Jones unearthed it. It began with what was meant to be an attention-grabbing lede, in that Sanders described several passionate scenarios involving subjugation and rape fantasies.
“Very feeble written,” Sanders pronounced again on Meet a Press.
CORRECTION: An progressing chronicle of this letter misstated a pretension of Sanders’ essay.