The feminist, socialist, hilarious writer, who also goes by the name Penny Red (not pictured above), has this smart and comic reading of the “Fifty Shades” brouhaha.

Here are a couple of very brief excerpts. After this taste, go and read the whole thing.

Warning: graphic, well-written content below.

Laurie Penny:

After I send in my preliminary report, Christian Grey turns up at my work unannounced.

“I can’t stop thinking about you, Emma,” he says, “I feel like you really see me. Like you know parts of me nobody has ever known before.”

“That’s because nobody has ever taken a detailed look at your overseas tax holdings before.”

— — —

“You need to learn to manage my expectations. I am not a patient man,” he mutters.

I pull my tampon out and throw it violently at his head.

“Alright. Here’s the deal,” says Christian, wiping the blood off his face. “I’ll give you everything you ever wanted, as long as I can control you completely.”

“Shut up and call me Melinda Gates,” I say, buckling on my strap-on.

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— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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