Feminist Perspectives on “Fifty Shades of Grey” - #ccon50shades

CatalystCon Carol Queen Saturday, September 16, 2012 9:00am-10:10am


  1. Does it open women’s eyes to many sources of sexual power and pleasure, or does it eroticize a kind of romanticized submission that robs us of our agency? Is it hot fantasy fodder or dreadful sex ed? Whatever else it may be, it is a stunning publishing success that has captured North American attention more than any other erotic book in recent memory — and we’re going to talk about it! Come (whether you’ve read the books or not) deconstruct the Fifty Shades phenomenon with erotic writer, sex-positive feminist and sexologist Carol Queen. Bonus discussion: What’s up with spanking and Kegel balls?