I had a question: “What am I supposed to tell my kids … ?” This blog post is the answer. Perfectly done.
by Kristen A. Jenson
Fifty Shades of Avoidance
I have a confession. I have never wanted to read the pornographic, record-breaking, best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey.
Never. Even. Been. Curious. So I’m pretty sure that puts me in some kind of weird minority. (And yet, on most days I still manage to be happy. How strange.)
But today I am weary of the hype, the promotions and the products (thank you, Target!). As many of you know, the movie Fifty Shades of Grey is being unleashed this weekend—just in time for Valentines’ Day. Oh the irony!
Here’s the plot
Billionaire Christian Grey seduces naïve and virginal Anastasia Steele; stalking her and manipulating her until she accepts his sexual fantasies, which include bondage and inflicting pain (BDSM).
Sounds like true love to me!
The movie glamorizes what I can only call a sexually abusive relationship. But how this fantasy plays out…
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