TFN poll: does 50 Shades promote abuse - or is it harmless escapism?

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As the new film based on the EL James books opens, women's groups are suggesting cash be sent to abuse charities rather than spent on seeing the film

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13th February 2015 by Graham Martin 1 Comment

Does Fifty Shades of Grey promote abuse and sexual violence - or is is harmless escapism?

Poll results (total votes: 183)

Does Fifty Shades of Grey promote abuse and sexual violence - or is is harmless escapism?
Answer:
Promotes abuse and sexual violence
Votes:
120
Ratio:
65.57%
Answer:
Harmless escapism
Votes:
63
Ratio:
34.43%

Calls have been made for a boycott of the film Fifty Shades of Grey, which is opening in the UK>

Women’s groups say the movie – based on the hugely popular EL James novels – normalises and “eroticises” sexual violence.

A senior figure at Rape Crisis Glasgow has said people should refuse to see the film, and instead spend the money saved on making a donation to an anti-abuse charity.

However, fans of the Fifty Shades series – and there are millions – say they are harmless escapism, a bit of kinky fun.

What do you think? Does Fifty Shades of Grey promote abuse and sexual violence or is it a bit of harmless escapism?

Vote now and join the debate by leaving a comment below.

Comments

20th February 2015 by Medythia Wooff

I think it's harmless and if people read the book she is told what a relationship with him will entail and is told she has free will to leave.