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…
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.
While many of us are counting down the days until February 13, the day the film adaptation of the literary juggernaut Fifty Shades of Grey hits movie theaters, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), previously known as Morality in the Media, feels otherwise.