Posted: August 23, 2012 in Social Trends
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UCMINISTRIES : Well it seems there’s hope for the world yet.  It seems common sense and moral values may not be dead just yet.  The director of a woman’s refuge has added their voice against this despicable book.  Finally someone else is prepared to stand up be counted and stand against the tide.  Whilst the world seems to be falling over themselves to push this piece of trash we have someone with personal knowledge that this book is promoting abusiveness and the degrading of women.   In the end someone has to stand up for all the abused women who have  know first hand what it is like to be physically and mentally abused.  Believe me there is no happy ever after story involved.   My opinion this is a great article and needs to be forwarded across the net.

The article in question:

 The director of a women’s refuge is calling on people to burn copies of the smash hit erotic novel 50 Shades Of Grey, claiming it is degrading and encourages sexual violence.While some critics have sneered at the quality of the writing, the book which features sado-masochistic sex, has become the fastest-selling paperback of all time. Author EL James has been plucked from obscurity and has made a fortune from her trilogy of novels which charter the travails of virginal Ana and the older Christian Grey.

Clare Phillipson, director of the Wearside Women In Need, is urging people to bin the book and wants to make a bonfire of them on November 5.

She said: “Our concern is not the graphic depiction of sex – this is an abusive relationship presented as a love story. It normalises abuse, degrades women and encourages sexual violence.

“There is lots of abuse in the book, not just sexual abuse. Do millions and millions of women suffer from secret self-loathing? Do they all want to be treated this badly? Some of what happens in the book, Fred West did to his victims in his cellar. I fail to see what is erotic about that.”

Ms Phillipson believed if the author had been a man, the books would not have been published.

“There is emotional and sexual abuse of a 20-year-old with no sexual experience who is persuaded that being hit is good fun.”

She said the way Grey hurt Ana then later made it up to her with expensive gifts and thoughtful emails was typical of a domestic abuser.

Speaking at one of the refuges it runs on Wearside, she said one victim of domestic violence who had read the

Send the message “this is not love”

book told her it left her confused: “She told me ‘If this is a love story, how come it didn’t feel like this when it was happening to me’.”

Ms Phillipson agreed that campaigning to burn the book was controversial: “There’s an assumption that Nazis are the only people who burn books. What we are saying is, this book is rubbish and we would like to reduce it to ashes. We are not burning the Bible or a political philosophy, we are burning the depiction of an abusive man as a romantic hero.”

Source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/womens-refuge-boss-slams-50-shades-163157508.html

  1. Clare Phillipson says:

    Thank you so much for your support we’re only a small charity and we’re under sustained attack for speaking out so we’ll be very grateful if you could continue to support our stance on this dreadful book.

    Best wishes
    Clare Phillipson
    Wearside Women In Need

  2. My Pleasure !!! I have known one or two who have taken the brunt of such abuse. This book is a dreadful book

  3. lee says:

    don’t. please stop. i’m laughing so much it hurts. it a book you morons, and everybody with a singe brain cell knows that it is a book

  4. Lee,

    People who have to insult those who stand up for the abused are immune to ideas, so I can understand why you think everyone who objects to this book is a moron.

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