Ana realized early on, however, that no legal entity would maintain this contract in court. Without legal significance, the treaty becomes nothing but an exciting discussion between a man and a woman about what they do or will not do in their consensual relationship. Much of the contract involves sex. It contains a list of sexual activities in which Steele may or may not participate and constantly refers to her as “The Submissive”, while Grey is “The Dominant”. These terms are quite often related to sexual relations, which means that they cannot be part of the contract. If you haven`t read it yet, there may be a few spoilers below. But if you`ve read it, you must have been curious about the contract Christian Grey offers to the book`s narrator, Anastasia Steele. The contract sets out the terms of a SEXUAL BDSM deal between Grey and Steele, who asked us: Would she survive the court? This is a tossup, which would happen if the problem ever came to court. In cases where an otherwise enforceable contract contains unenforceable clauses, a court usually has two options: remove any problematic language or throw the contract overboard completely.
Some may think that this contract is a question of sex, for others it is a question of power, for others it is free clothes, and for some people it smells of misogyny.* Contracts that violate public order are not respected in court, and this includes sex contracts. As a society, we are not in favor of using sex as a commercial good (i.e. laws against prostitution), so contracts cannot use sex as a counterpart. Enough! That`s all I can take. If I were Mrs. Steele, I would applaud Mr. Grey in iron and energetically give him a taste of his own medicine for his contractual sins. Grey is a telecommunications tycoon, and he has visibly absorbed the semi-educated chatter of his high-priced lawyers. Let`s look at just a few of the treaty`s shortcomings: the most important one first: is there a treaty? For there to be a contract, there must be an offer, an acceptance, and both parties must give some “consideration” as part of the agreement. Consideration is a legal notion of the idea that for people, in order to fulfill a contract, both parties must promise something of value when they enter into the contract. Christian Grey: [Narration] Below are the terms of a binding contract between the dominant and the submissive….