ACTION: NY Times Encouraging Torture & Violent BDSM Culture

The popular book Fifty Shades of Grey has millions of women dreaming about being whipped, slapped, beaten, spit upon, urinated on, tied up and treated like objects. It seems everyone has jumped on the bandwagon that now it is suddenly “cool” and “good” for one’s relationship to allow domestic violence. America’s #1 leader among women, Oprah, and her network OWN are promoting BDSM as a healthy sexual outlet, one that can make your relationship better. 

Now the New York Times is exploring the culture with a 2 page article about how great torture and violence are in a sexual setting, equating it to “sexual freedom” and “sexual rights”. Please send the editors of the NY Times a note telling them we expect better journalism. They should at least equally give voice to the plethora of harms and dangers associated with this lifestyle.

Recent NY Times Article: “A Hush-Hush Topic No More”

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Quotes from the New York Times article:

This is supposed to be normal, healthy and a way to improve your relationships??

  • “Tucked away in a room, a man and women were sharing fire play, which involved accelerant placed on strategic parts of the woman’s body and set ablaze.”
  • “In another area, decorated to look like a dungeon, a middle-aged man was lashing a middle-aged woman’s bare back with a single tail whip.”
  • “‘We always had people coming in looking to explore, but now there’s a lot more people experimenting and trying things out,’ said Lolita Wolf, who works behind the counter and teaches classes like beginner rope bondage and how to play with needles at the shop.”

The Numbers

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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