Heather asked:

What if the roles were reversed – if the Dominant was a female and the Submissive a male – would we still have such a problem with this and call the relationship abusive, or would we just think the book was kinky and weird (perhaps almost comical) then?

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Jen If a woman treated a man the way Grey treats Ana, then yes, I would think it was abusive. If a woman chased down a man who went to visit his parents because he didn't ask her permission? Yes. If she ordered him to eat? Yes. But then it would never have become a big hit, or be made into a movie.
Reborn My problem with this is on a literary level. But, yes, if the main characters switched roles, it is still an abusive relationship.

If you want to read a good book about sex and an abusive relationship (written realistically), I recommend Lolita.
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