February 10, 2017
Where is the Women’s March Against This Real Exploitation of Women?
This weekend is the opening weekend of the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey — Fifty Shades Darker. This film, as its predecessor, normalizes the sexual exploitation of women.
Dawn Hawkins, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, description follows:
“The Fifty Shades of Grey series revolves around a man who consistently threatens, stalks, intimidates, and coerces his ‘romantic partner.’ If this man lived in a trailer park there would be no question that he is a domestic abuser. But, the series packages its abusive lead character as handsome, wealthy, intelligent, and powerful—as if these attributes make domestic and sexual abuse acceptable. Despite the narrative of Fifty Shades, no amount of wealth or good-looks can transform an abuser into a prince charming.
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