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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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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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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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