October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Why “Fifty Shades” is About an Abusive Relationship” by Jenny Trout

Domestic violence can happen to people of any gender, although it's most commonly portrayed as happening to women. Copyright http://www.saintluxx.com

Domestic violence can happen to people of any gender, although it’s most commonly portrayed as happening to women. Copyright http://www.saintluxx.com

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’m very aware that DV doesn’t end on October 31. Normally, I’d say “Shove it!” to most Internet awareness campaigns, but this one has a much wider net because people were duped into thinking that “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a love story.

 
It’s not. It’s about an abusive relationship. And the worst part of it is that the book does to its readers exactly what an abuser does to his victim: it tries to make you believe that this is an ideal, healthy relationship by being a runaway “erotic” best-seller.
 
Jenny Trout explains it better than I can here. She’s also done some FAB and hilarious recaps of the “Grey” books in her Jealous Haters Book Club section.
 
This comment really resonated with me:
 

“I repeat, this book [Fifty Shades] in hands of women that have appetite for sex and do not know what a sociopat [sic] abusive is, can be really dangerous.”

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