The mass marketing campaign that follows the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy seems unaware that it promotes non-consensual physical and sexual activity.
50 Shades of Grey is not portraying Safe, Sane and Consensual kink (BDSM) within a relationship… for instance Ana says “No” to sex, and Christian then rapes her. Some bloggers have also pointed out the undertones of pedophilia, despite Ana’s reported age of 21.
The level of emotional abuse and manipulative behavior includes stalking, isolation from others, and harassment, paralleling criticism of the Twilight Saga, which ironically was written by a woman with very conservate views on relationships.
How many of the overt and covert signs of domestic violence and emotional abuse can you spot from 50 Shades? What counts as criminal activity where you live?
- 10 Scary pieces from 50 shades
- Differences between BDSM and domestic violence (Pandora’s Project – Pandora’s Aquarium)
- Survivors and BDSM – Triggering (Pandora’s Project – Pandora’s Aquarium)
- 50 Shades of Grey trilogy normalizing child sex abuse (americanthinker.com)
- 50 Shades of So Not Okay (a researcher comments on the content)
- Self-blame, denial, avoidance and the desire to be “normal”
- Abuse posts (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)