Here's our cover this week
, with a corresponding story by the writer and author Katie Roiphe on working women's hidden fantasy of being dominated in the bedroom.
A summary: "In an age where women are dominating - in the workplace, at school, at home - why are they seeking to be dominated in their love lives? Recent media portrayals have shown that a rising number of modern women fantasize about being overpowered, while studies are turning out statistics that bewilder feminists. New shows like HBO’s Girls and books like Fifty Shades of Grey are showcasing the often hidden desire for powerlessness. But why? Katie Roiphe examines the submissive yet empowered female in Newsweek. “It is perhaps inconvenient for feminism that the erotic imagination does not submit to politics, or even changing demographics,” she writes.
Read 'Spanking Goes Mainstream' online at The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/04/15/working-women-s-fantasies.html