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Monday, February 9, 2015

Discredit 50 Shades / Pro-True Love Week!

This week I am hosting an Discredit "50 shades of Grey" / pro-true love party here on my blog. 

Why? Because last week I wrote an article about a bunch of groups who are boycotting the 50 Shades of Grey movie which premieres on Valentine's Day. Before writing the article I didn't know much about the movie, or the book it comes from, except that I was told it has a bunch of in-appropriate, sexually abusive type material.

Well, now having written an article on the boycott and hearing a lot more about what is in the book, I am disgusted.  Groups on both sides of this argument describe the plot as something like the following: The main girl character (Anastasia) goes to interview a very rich business man and he introduces her to his world of BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Sadism & Masochism).

The scary thing is that this type of story is real. So many women have to deal with an abusive spouse or boyfriend. This isn't something that holly-wood created. Each minute nearly 20 people in the US are physically abused by an intimate partner. (According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) They also report that 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner and that  94% of the victims from those murder suicides are female.

These woman feel trapped in their abusive relationship. And the 50 Shades movie is making light of their trials and nightmarish circumstances by trying to romanticize abuse. 

This is pornography on a very public, very expensive scale. 

So, throughout everyday this week I will have:
1.  At least one post that shows the true nature of 50 Shades of Grey.
2.  At least one post that sheds light on the true victims of true 50 Shades relationships
3.  At least one post that highlights true, real love or ways to show it.
4.  At least one better movie suggestion from me! 

Stay tuned for the first real post later today!

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