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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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How One Man Removed His Local Kroger’s Display of the Fifty Shades of Grey Franchise

Do you remember the first time you heard about the book Fifty Shades of Grey? Maybe you saw it being promoted on social media or someone reading it in public. Others may have encountered the book on display in a local book or grocery store or heard it being discussed among friends. One thing is…

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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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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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CUA Students’ Campaign Against Fifty Shades of Grey Was a Success

At first glance, there was nothing special about the CUA Anscombe Society’s Valentine’s Day campaign. With a simple banner and a table filled with desserts, we could have easily passed for any of the other student groups tabling in the CUA student center, except for the fact that the banner read “#50CentsNot50Shades” and on the table also lay graphics like this one. It was our cause – spreading awareness about the harms of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey and raising money for a local shelter for victims of domestic violence – that set us radically apart from any other fundraiser in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.

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