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Abuse in 50 Shades Freed Fuels #MeToo Culture

The Fifty Shades franchise is advertised as an erotic romance, but in reality it is a story of sexual violence. Fifty Shades Freed, irresponsibly and dangerously legitimizes sexual violence against women and encourages women to accept this type of abuse as normal or even desirable. If we are ready to transform how our culture treats women —…

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Five Actions You Can Take to Protest Fifty Shades Freed

Despite the fact that we’re living in a #MeToo, #TimesUp culture and trying to combat sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault against women, some people somehow still think it’s attractive to glamorize sexual violence against women. That’s exactly what you find in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, and that’s more of when you’ll get…

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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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IndyStar: Varvel: Right-thinking reading list

Why Is ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Glamorizing Sexual Violence in a #MeToo Culture? Katherine Blakeman is the Director of Communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and she writes that it is incredibly socially irresponsible to uphold Fifty Shades of Grey as mainstream entertainment, while at the same time we express our outrage at Harvey Weinstein and…

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Townhall: Why Is ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Glamorizing Sexual Violence in a #MeToo Culture?

By Katherine Blakeman  The “Fifty Shades Freed” trailer just came out. Shudder. As a woman living in the age of #MeToo, I am bewildered by how many of my fellow women like the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Some people suggest the books are appealing to women because they play into women’s ‘relationship fantasies.’ The idea…

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Express: Fifty Shades Freed SLAMMED for ‘glamorising sexual violence’ amid Harvey Weinstein scandal

A wave of people have been bravely sharing their stories of sexual assault by men in power, following an expose on Harvey Weinstein last month. Now, the Director of Communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has written about why she believes the Fifty Shades series – starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson –…

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