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   "No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has," says the professor of an upcoming college class on "50 Shades of Grey." Class will reportedly be held in the red room

01 Jan 2013 03:42 PM   |   2375 clicks   |   The Eagle
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Apos     
Is it an audio-only, non-credit course from Professor Gilbert Gottfried?

No?

Then....No.

01 Jan 2013 03:11 PM
SuperT     
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01 Jan 2013 03:43 PM
Mercury     
There is so much better stuff on AO3....just saying.

01 Jan 2013 03:44 PM
Mole Man     
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Oh wait red room you said.

/link hotter than Duvall on coke.

01 Jan 2013 03:45 PM
filter     
That was quick

01 Jan 2013 03:45 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?

01 Jan 2013 03:45 PM
stratagos    [TotalFark]  
I remember the old days, when a college professor trying to stir up shiat would just mouth some psuedomarxist crap and something about how the Founding Fathers sucked. In a word of Twihards and Greylings, I miss those days

/my lawn, off it, jackhole
//40th birthday is next week

01 Jan 2013 03:47 PM
Glancing Blow     
Haven't read it. Still working on Tropic of Cancer and Lady Chatterley's Lover.

01 Jan 2013 03:48 PM
AutumnWind     
How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.

01 Jan 2013 03:48 PM
NewWorldDan    [TotalFark]  
Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.

01 Jan 2013 03:48 PM
namegoeshere     
I didn't read Fifty Shades, but really, is it that much different from 91/2 weeks?

/safe word is getoffmylawn

01 Jan 2013 03:48 PM
fluffy2097     

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Vampire Lestats


The Vampire Lestat was a hell of a lot better then Edward.

Anne Rice's fetish works are better then 50 shades too.

I also have serious doubts that the book has had any effect on American culture at all.

Can anyone think of cultural changes brought about by 50 shades? I can't.

01 Jan 2013 03:49 PM
PonceAlyosha     

NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.


The Feminine Mystique destroys them all and by far the most influential non-government document in American history.

01 Jan 2013 03:50 PM
ilikeracecars     

SockMonkeyHolocaust: You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?


I remember when Angela's Ashes was the book everyone had to read. No clue if it was any good, but people would sneer at you if you hadn't read it.

01 Jan 2013 03:50 PM
star_topology     
I swear, that book is magic.

01 Jan 2013 03:50 PM
Fano     

NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.


CAme to mention this

01 Jan 2013 03:50 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
Will they have a course on Inspector Spacetime slash in this year's "Community"?

01 Jan 2013 03:51 PM
Pointy Tail of Satan     
And I STILL will not read it. I'll stick with my Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory.

01 Jan 2013 03:51 PM
occamswrist     

AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.


Class is going to be him and 3 other creepy dudes. By the end of the course, nothing of value will have been gained.

01 Jan 2013 03:52 PM
RminusQ    [TotalFark]  
The red room with the green door?

Fano: NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.

CAme to mention this


I came too, but not because of mentioning that.

01 Jan 2013 03:52 PM
mat catastrophe     
Transformed America how, exactly?

01 Jan 2013 03:53 PM
uttertosh     

fluffy2097: Can anyone think of cultural changes brought about by 50 shades? I can't.


encouraging men to pay more attention to their women, and less to sport?

01 Jan 2013 03:55 PM
Saborlas    [TotalFark]  
50 Shades didn't transform sh*t.

Professor is trolling HARD.

01 Jan 2013 03:56 PM
namegoeshere     
Well, a bunch of adult women found out their moms read smut an liked it. So there's that.

01 Jan 2013 03:56 PM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     

Saborlas: 50 Shades didn't transform sh*t.


So it doesn't contain coprophilia?

01 Jan 2013 03:58 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
"No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has,"

And now we have
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50 shades of Gryffindor

01 Jan 2013 03:58 PM
joonyer     
So....she's a professor. And for credibility, the article notes that she...writes a blog. I see.

And then the cherry on top..."No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has.."

...the fuq did I just read?

01 Jan 2013 04:01 PM
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/that is all

01 Jan 2013 04:02 PM
filter     
I read that it was the
'most returned' Christmas gift around here.

01 Jan 2013 04:02 PM
OscarTamerz     
I'm waiting for the movie and it better be better than:

The Story of O
Tropic of Cancer
Wild Orchid
91/2 Weeks
Body Heat
Cat People
The Hot Spot

Nobody's made a decent erotic movie in over 20 years and no, peeing on camera doesn't make a movie erotic you Fassbenderphiles. And put a woman in it not a little girl like Carey Mulligan or Sleeping Beauty. CREEPY!

01 Jan 2013 04:02 PM
ModernLuddite     
Would like a word.....

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//HOLY HOLY HOLY!
///(Hotlink)

01 Jan 2013 04:03 PM
buckler     

NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.


I'd put chips down on The Joy of Sex as well.

01 Jan 2013 04:05 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

Fano: NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.

CAme to mention this


What you did there. You don't see it.

/but Freud does

01 Jan 2013 04:06 PM
Wulfman     

fluffy2097: Can anyone think of cultural changes brought about by 50 shades? I can't.



Gotta take the course to find that out!

01 Jan 2013 04:06 PM
stratagos    [TotalFark]  

occamswrist: AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.

Class is going to be him and 3 other creepy dudes. By the end of the course, nothing of value will have been gained.


It keeps me from having any chance of interaction with those four creepy dudes. I call that a win

01 Jan 2013 04:07 PM
Carousel Beast     
So the "professor" is what, 26 and with damp ink on her diploma and is not well read. Gotcha.

Se doesn't have to go far. "My Secret Garden" did it much better in the 90s, and had the distinct advantage of not being poorly written fanfic.

01 Jan 2013 04:10 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?


Because the majority of people are doofs. Derpy herpy doofs. I blame this on America's "More Doofs For Citizens" educational platform that's been in place for several decades. A doofy citizen is a manageable easily distracted citizen.

01 Jan 2013 04:10 PM
LonMead     
Is there a lab associated with this class, and what is the list of supplies I'll need?

Got my lab partner all picked out...
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... ready to... ummm... study.

01 Jan 2013 04:11 PM
Brick-House     
Someone's Lab Partner is ready to do research...

01 Jan 2013 04:11 PM
Brick-House     
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01 Jan 2013 04:12 PM
GreatGlavinsGhost     

AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.


It is the first fanfic to have ridden the marketing push to mainstream pr0n.

EVAR!

/... And the professor is creepy and has a bad taste in books.

01 Jan 2013 04:13 PM
GreatGlavinsGhost     

AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.


To be fair the full quote includes the caveat: "... the way this series has." So, it's really not that big a compliment as Prof. Fanfic might have hoped.

01 Jan 2013 04:19 PM
Millennium     
Fifty Shades of Grey is a text on sexuality? Yeah, right. And I suppose Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a text on Buddhism?

I sincerely apologize to fans of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for comparing their work to that thing, but I need an illustration of just how full of shiat this professor is.

01 Jan 2013 04:22 PM
hasty ambush     
I am so glad we have the abundance of academic resoures to waste on cr@p like this. Enjoy that tution/student loan bill.

01 Jan 2013 04:25 PM
cookiefleck    [TotalFark]  
um, anyone mention yet how the book is so badly edited that the spelling of the main protagnists name changes from "Grey" to "Gray" by page

01 Jan 2013 04:25 PM
Buffet     

LonMead: Is there a lab associated with this class, and what is the list of supplies I'll need?

Got my lab partner all picked out...
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... ready to... ummm... study.


YUM!! (Never heard of this fifty shades bullshiat?)

01 Jan 2013 04:27 PM
rezaxis     
Fifty shades of who gives a fark.

01 Jan 2013 04:29 PM
LonMead     
Tom Lehrer was talking about this in the late 50's.

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And Bettie Page was a representation of a lot of the same themes.

For all of the talk this book has raised, I still haven't heard what is so revolutionary about it. There have been dozens and dozens of books and movies and even TV that have covered this subject better.

01 Jan 2013 04:29 PM
perpetualcrass     
This stupid book has exposed a very vanilla idea of BDSM to the mainstream, the only way I see it effecting this culture is a lot of soccer moms having unexplained injuries in the ER.

I liken it to the people who get gauges in their ears and don't inform themselves of the history, practice or maintence of it.

01 Jan 2013 04:32 PM
Canton     

SockMonkeyHolocaust: You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?


Oh, don't bring Harry Potter into it. Not that I actually finished reading/watching the series, or anything, but it doesn't suck.

/Ann Rice may also not suck. I am withholding judgment.
//Twilight's fair game.

01 Jan 2013 04:33 PM
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