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Fifty Shades of Grey is still literature

This summer there was significant pop culture buzz around E.L. James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. I was skeptical at first about reading the novel, but I’ve since realized it is an important cultural artifact and representation of sexuality in the 21st century.

Getting spanked by the law: BDSM sexual practices continue to hover in a legal grey area

“Consent is a critical tool in western legal traditions,” says the University of Victoria’s own Dr. Maneesha Deckha in her article “Pain, Pleasure and Consenting Women.” However, BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadomasochism) sexual practices hover in a legal grey area where the law states that people cannot consent to physical harm unless it’s in the

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