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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….


#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…


New “Fifty Shades” Book Will Attempt to Justify Domestic Abuser, NCSE Predicts

Statement by NCSE’s Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins Washington, DC – The Fifty Shades of Grey series will continue with the latest installment, Grey, which the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) predicts will be an irresponsible rationalization of domestic abuse. Set to be released June 18th, Grey will be a re-telling of the first novel…


“Fifty Shades” Spinoff Slammed as ‘Irresponsible Rationalization of Domestic Abuse’

By Hilary Lewis, from The Hollywood Reporter 6/11/2015 Time Magazine The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, which previously condemned the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, is going after EL James’ recently announced spinoff book, Grey, which tells the Fifty Shades story through Christian Grey’s perspective. In a statement Wednesday, NCSE vice president Dawn Hawkins says the…


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.


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.