Is New Movie ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Glorifying BDSM And Domestic Violence?

According to Time, 50 Shades of Grey is one of the most wildly anticipated movies of 2015, but domestic violence activists say there’s a better use of your money. They are advocating a campaign where the consumer is paying $50 dollars on a donation to domestic violence centers than the 50 Shades of Grey movie, popcorn, and snacks. The donations can be made at their Facebook page, 50dollarsnot50shades. An interview with the Washington Heights revealed the following.

50 Shades of Grey media reports are glamorizing the movie, reports Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media, and PornHarms.com. The report says as follows.

“Americans may not realize it, but bondage, dominance, sadomasochism (BDSM) and kink scenes are part of mainstream pornography, she said.”

She continued by saying as follows.

“Both hard-core pornography and [BDSM] have a lot of deviant, violent material, that is cruel and degrading to women, and treats women as objects, and not in any way equal.”

The plot revolves around the handsome, and worldly, Christian Grey, who meets the young and innocent Anastasia Steele. Anastasia has never met anyone as handsome, adventurous, or as unpredictable as Christian. 50 Shades of Grey also reveals that as time goes on, Anastasia begins to see another side of Christian. A side that terrifies her, but also excites her. As reported by the Inquisitr, lead actor Jamie Dornan prepared for his lead role in 50 by going to sex dungeons to watch the show. He said as follows.

“[H]e actually saw a dominant with two submissive women. Although Jamie never participated in these scenes, he would go home and wash himself thoroughly before touching his wife or newborn daughter.”

In the movie 50 Shades of Grey, Jamie portrays Christian Grey, who uses what some are calling manipulation, jealousy, and violence to control the naïve Ana. Some are calling this absolutely appalling, and something that inspires sexual violence and degradation towards women. Fox News reports that other women are fantasizing about being controlled, and the violence of Christian Grey. The popularity and fascination with 50 Shades of Grey also raises concern that the wrong message is being sent to men. It’s showing them that unrestrained domination is what all women want, which is not actually the case.

50 Shades of Grey is opening the eyes of many people, and it is also opening a line of debate and communication about the subject of the thin line between violence and what women really want. If women do not consider these acts of BDSM sexual abuse, then should they really be made an example of by domestic and sexual violence organizations, or should every women have the right to choose what happens privately in their own bedroom?

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