January 30, 2015

Campaign Launched Against Fifty Shades Movie

National Center on Sexual Exploitation promotes #FiftyShadesisAbuse and #50DollarsNot50Shades campaigns to expose dangers of “Fifty Shades Grey”

Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2015) – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) today launched an aggressive national campaign against the controversial film, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”  NCSE’s new webpage, FiftyShadesIsAbuse.com highlights 50 plus ways that “Fifty Shades” harms and provides various actions that the public can take, including signing a boycott petition and joining the #50DollarsNot50Shades campaign, which calls on patrons to forgo the film and donate to women’s shelters instead.

“Hollywood is advertising the ‘Fifty Shades’ story as an erotic love affair, but it is really about sexual abuse and violence against women,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Hawkins noted that the public sees too much sexual abuse and violence against women in real life and urged Hollywood to take this into consideration when setting the entertainment agenda.“The porn industry has poised men and women to receive the message that sexual violence is enjoyable.  ‘Fifty Shades’ models this porn message and Hollywood cashes the check,” said Hawkins.

The #FiftyShadesIsAbuse site urges patrons to support survivors of abuse and help educate the public on the realities of “Fifty Shades” relationships.

To learn more, sign the petition and join the #50DollarsNot50Shades campaign, please visit: FiftyShadesisAbuse.com

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE)
Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization dedicated to opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, and addiction. The organization is changed its name from Morality in Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the scope and mission to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.


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