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Podcast: Does “Fifty Shades of Grey” Normalize Domestic Abuse?

The London Abused Women’s Centre, Canada; Collective Shout, Australia; Culture Reframed, USA; and The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), USA have partnered to raise awareness that Fifty Shades of Grey – and it’s latest film installment Fifty Shades Darker – normalizes domestic violence. Tune-in to learn more about the themes of Fifty Shades of Grey…

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Grateful for Fifty Shades of Grey

By Melody Bergman MamaCrossroads.com It’s midnight on New Year’s Eve, and my hubby and I have just finished watching the ball drop. The first commercial I see in 2017? A preview for Fifty Shades Darker, coming right before Valentine’s Day. No joke. Whether we like it or not, our culture has entered a pronounced Grey period….

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Fifty Shades Darker Romanticizes Domestic Abusers

Global human rights groups’ #50DollarsNot50Shades and #FiftyShadesIsAbuse campaigns call for support of women’s agencies The London Abused Women’s Centre, Canada; Collective Shout, Australia; Culture Reframed, USA; and The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), USA are collaborating for the second time to reject the normalization of violence and abuse against women portrayed in the Fifty Shades…

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The Link Between Fifty Shades of Grey, Child Abuse, and Coercive Relationships

Society is being told that abuse is normal, that abuse is sexy, that abuse is “love.” It was time to take a stand before the Fifty Shades of Grey movie was peddled to mainstream media, but better late than never. These films have major implications for American sexuality, and perhaps the future of our children….

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Global Community Rejects Normalized Violence in “Fifty Shades Darker” Movie, and Franchise

#FiftyShadesisAbuse and #50DollarsNot50Shades campaigns calling for support of women’s agencies The London Abused Women’s Centre, Canada; Collective Shout, Australia; Culture Reframed, USA; and The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), USA are collaborating for the second time to reject the normalization of violence and abuse against women portrayed in the movie Fifty Shades Darker. Dozens…

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#FiftyShadesisAbuse: Global Groups Launch Campaign against Fifty Shades Darker Movie

  #FiftyShadesisAbuse and #50DollarsNot50Shades campaigns calling for support of women’s agencies London Abused Women’s Centre, Canada, Collective Shout, Australia, and Culture Reframed and The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), USA are joined by dozens of groups already speaking out around the world to combat the normalization of sexual and domestic abuse portrayed in the…

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Thousands of Twitter Users Flock to Ask EL James Why She Romanticizes Abuse

Last night, Twitter filled with complaints about EL James, the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey series, through the hashtag #AskELJames. The hashtag Q&A was started by James’ PR team with the hope of connecting her with her fans. But that plan quickly backfired. While some people had grievances with James’ writing ability, and…

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Stop Making Domestic Abuse Sexy: Why the Latest Fifty Shades Book Is an Irresponsible Defense of Violence

By glamorizing the exploitive relationship between Christian and Ana, E. L. James is perpetuating the perception of many domestic abuse victims that they can “fix” their abuser if they only obey and love them enough.

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Vast Anecdotal Evidence Reveals Real-Life “50 Shades of Grey” is Far from a Fairytale

In reality, relationships like the one depicted in 50 Shades of Grey often end in unsought violence, and sometimes even death. Amid the revelation that another installment of 50 Shades of Grey will soon be upon us—this time from Christian Grey’s perspective—a shocking collection of anecdotal evidence re-enforces that trauma often results from sadistic sexual…

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Personal: 50 Shades Proposition

I feel compelled to tell people about what happened tonight. We were working at Full Moon BBQ in Fultondale, AL when a regular customer comes in. I nicely asked how he was doing while he was coming in through the front door. He responded with “Good. I would be even better if I could kidnap…

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