Should Women Watch Fifty Shades Of Grey? Sexual Abuse And Humiliation Go Mainstream

Fifty Shades Of GreyThe most popular movie in America is about bondage, sexual domination and violent sex.  Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-selling novel about a sexually abusive relationship between an extremely wealthy businessman and a young female college student, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide since it was first released.  This past weekend, it pulled in an astounding 81.7 million dollars at the box office.  Clearly, it has struck a chord with the American people.  But should women actually be watching Fifty Shades of Grey?  It has been said that if you put garbage in, you get garbage out.  The novel has been described as “pornography for women”, but the movie is supposedly toned down.  But even with the editing, the film still contains 20 minutes of sex scenes.  And of course we aren’t just talking about normal sex scenes.  Fifty Shades of Grey goes to great lengths to explore the twisted world of sexual abuse, bondage and humiliation.  It makes violent sex seem “mainstream”, and it is deeply affecting our culture.  So what does it say about our society that it is so wildly popular? (Read More...)