Your Rape Fantasy Is Boring, Katie Roiphe

Katie Roiphe, a well-to-do white woman who will not shut up, has a case of mortal ennui which is relieved only by publishing cretinous trolling articles which draw sweeping pseudopsychological conclusions about womankind from a small handful of vacuous anecdotes mixed with pop culture strained through the special Katie Roiphe Psychic Sexxx Fantasyland Filter. The news today is, she is still doing that.

We are very sorry and apologize in advance for subjecting you to yet another of Katie Roiphe's... things, but it's on the cover of Newsweek and all, and it's Monday, and we do like to reward hard work around here. I'm guessing that the research for this Newsweek™-brand "Magazine"-like story about women's rape fantasies took Katie upwards of seventeen or eighteen minutes, based on this exhaustive list of sources.

Your Rape Fantasy Is Boring, Katie Roiphe

A FULL AND COMPLETE LIST OF NAMED SOURCES CITED IN KATIE ROIPHE'S NEWSWEEK COVER STORY "WORKING WOMEN'S FANTASIES," FROM WHICH KATIE DRAWS SWEEPING CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WOMANKIND

1. The runaway bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
2. Facebook, Google, and fan sites.
3. Lena Dunham's acclaimed new series, Girls
4. The recent movie A Dangerous Method
5. Books like The Richer Sex by Liza Mundy and Hanna Rosin's forthcoming The End of Men
6. Psychology Today magazine
7. Daniel Bergner, who is working on a book on female desire to be published next year
8. Story of O, the famous French novel written by Pauline Réage in 1954
9. Susan Sontag
10. Books such as The Ages of Lulu and The Sexual Life of Catherine M.
11. The 2002 Maggie Gyllenhaal film Secretary
12. Katha Pollitt
13. Gloria Steinem
14. A New Yorker story by Daphne Merkin

TOTALS
2 books quoted
4 books name-checked but not quoted
2 movies
1 TV show
3 vague internet searches
2 magazine stories
2 quotes from other women's writing
2 quotes obtained by speaking to someone

Someone give Katie Roiphe a Ph.D in Women's Studies, written in crayon on the back of a Burger King placemat! This intensive Netflix/ Googling research has led Katie Roiphe to the conclusion that some women like rough sex and stuff. Take that, all you... unnamed straw (wo)men conveniently invented by Katie Roiphe!

Recently on talk shows there has been a certain amount of upstanding feminist tsk-tsking about the retrograde soft-core exploitation of women in Fifty Shades of Grey, and there seem to be no shortage of liberal pundits asking, "Is this what they went to the barricades for?" ...

It is perhaps inconvenient for feminism that the erotic imagination does not submit to politics, or even changing demographic realities

Suck on Katie Roiphe's riding crop, all you feminists out there who are shocked and outraged that some women may like to be fucked in a submissive manner. What feminists is she speaking of? Well... recent ones. Upstanding ones. Pundit ones.

Unnamed, imaginary ones.

Katie, in the future, your rape fantasies should be presented in first person essay format rather than thinly-veiled-projection-upon-imaginary-ideological-opponents format.

[Newsweek]