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Bernie Sanders Compares Rape Fantasy Essay to Fifty Shades of Grey

Titled "Man and Woman," the essay was not what Sanders hoped to be talking about during his campaign.
Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders, an independent from Vermont and possible presidential candidate, pauses before speaking during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders, an independent from Vermont and possible presidential candidate, pauses before speaking during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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Move over, E.L. James. 

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that his 1972 essay dealing with rape fantasies was "poorly written," but was meant to discuss dominance and gender stereotypes, not unlike James' bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey