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Cosmopolitan: 18 Fifty Shades Of Grey scandals you never knew about

9. Fifty Shades Freed has also been accused of “glamourising domestic violence”.In a column for Townhall, director of communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Katherine Blakeman, said: “Women want and deserve healthy and consensual intimate relationships. So, Fifty Shades author E.L. James dressed up a sadomasochistic, abusive sexual relationship as just that – one that ended…

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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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Slick Marketing, Fawning Media send ‘Fifty Shades’ to Record

Washington, DC – “ Fifty Shades of Grey’s” $81.7 million dollar domestic box office record is the result of the media firestorm and a slick, deceptive marketing campaign by Universal Pictures, which peaked the American public’s curiosity to see the film. The film is not the love story it was advertised to be. Rather, as the millions who flocked to the film learned, “Fifty Shades” is nothing more than a porn film filled with hardcore sex and misogyny targeted to women by including a romantic narrative and fancy soundtrack.

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A call to boycott ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (Deseret News)

By Jenelle Stone February 11, 2015 Deseret News Popular film site IMBD lists “BDSM” (bondage, domination, sadism and masochism) and perversion as just a few of the many plot keywords for an upcoming movie. No, it won’t be a video-only release with brown paper wrapping. The movie will be released on the big screen at your…

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#50DollarsNot50Shades: Support shelters where women like Ana end up

By Gail Dines, Stop Porn Culture and Dawn Hawkins, National Center on Sexual Exploitation Women everywhere have had enough, and now they are taking to social media to protest the way Hollywood deals with one of the most serious public health issues of our time:  Male violence against women.  Stop Porn Culture, National Center on Sexual…

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Grey Effects

With over 100 million copies of the book sold and box office projections of over $45 million over the movie’s first four opening days, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will continue to impact readers and viewers across the globe. However, the erotic best seller has produced negative effects on many of its readers, encouraging acceptance toward sexual violence, promotion of eating disorders and destruction of sexual realities.

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Backlash for ‘Fifty Shades,’ national group says film sends wrong message

WASHINGTON – The D.C.-based National Center on Sexual Exploitation is calling for a boycott of the new movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” saying it glamorizes sexual violence. Based on the book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, ticket pre-sales are surging in advances of the movie release, set for Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Domestic violence activists urge boycott of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

A grassroots campaign has been launched across social media to encourage people to boycott the new Fifty Shades of Grey film. #50dollarsnot50shades is asking the public to skip watching the movie in February, and instead give the $50 (£33) they would have spent on tickets, food and drinks to a domestic violence shelter or agency.

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No ‘Grey’ areas for detractors, fans of film based on erotic book

Local fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” E.L. James’ erotic best-seller, say they’re ready for their big-screen rendezvous with Christian Grey. “He’s the ultimate bad boy,” said Tonya Lorenz of Wichita, who read the novel a few summers ago and plans to see the movie with nearly two dozen girlfriends when it officially opens Friday. “He’s successful, he’s ambitious, he’s powerful, and yet he’s kind of emotionally disturbed,” she said. “In a weird sort of way, I think it does show that love can heal all wounds.” Not long after tickets to “Fifty Shades of Grey” went on sale last month, it became the fastest-selling R-rated film in Fandango’s history, as fans of the novel planned for a steamy Valentine’s Day weekend. The film opens in Wichita on Friday, with early shows at some theaters Thursday.

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