The Daddy Issue: A Real-Life 50 Shades

Siouxsie Q.
3 min readFeb 12, 2022

by Siouxsie Q March 12, 2014

“I want to believe that we are all a little more heroic than we are flawed, that the honorable role of ‘Daddy’ does exist. … Some people have prayer; they believe in God or a higher power. I believe in Daddy.” — Madison Young

One easy way to dismiss a woman’s experience is to say she has “daddy issues.” If that woman is in the sex industry or is sexually promiscuous, then she is assumed to be “looking for daddy.” Madison Young takes that cliché head-on and bravely deconstructs it in her new memoir, Daddy.

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