50 SHADES OF GREY

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We Need To Stop Judging Submissive Men

As a romance author, I'm constantly bumping up against a rather awkward subject. An elephant in the room, if you will. What am I talking about? 50 Shades of Grey. Yes, it has been a number of years since its release. Yes, it's absolutely relevant to the conversation on sexuality. And I'll tell you why.
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If You Oppose Violence Against Women, Boycott 50 Shades of Grey

On Valentine's Day, a film was released that is set to warp the minds of a new generation. 50 Shades of Grey, a film based on the bestselling book of the same name, is being portrayed as a 'date night' movie of romance and intrigue. Except that the movie (and the book) is about humiliation, degradation and the emotional and physical abuse of women by men. The fairy-tale ending of the film, just like Pretty Woman, is one that millions of victims of sexual violence never experience. As one survivor of sexual violence shared "50 Shades is a horrible reminder of my own abusive relationship, repackaged as a 'love story'."
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It Seems Some Men Are in 50 Shades of Shock

I've seen many articles and reviews -- including those by women -- suggesting that women who see or read 50 Shades are incapable of distinguishing between an abusive and non-abusive relationship. To me, whatever consensual activities happen in the book or movie can't be as degrading to women as this patronizing sentiment.
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They're Baaaaaaaaack

Summer may be over, but Vancouver is heating up again with the return of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" movie stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. The actors are back in town shooting scenes for the hotly a...
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Take A Tour Of Christian Grey's House

How would you like a tour of Christian Grey's house? Casa Mia, the gorgeous historic Vancouver mansion is featured in the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, and now you can catch a glimpse of what...