|Posted by Emma and Natalie on October 15, 2016 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
He's an enormously successful businessman. He exercises control in everything he does; this isn't a man who likes being told what to do. He's exacting when it comes to women. If he sees a woman he wants, he expects to get her. He's not used to the word "no," after all. Nor is he a big believer in per...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Emma and Natalie on September 23, 2016 at 1:20 PM||comments (3)|
The first trailer has been seen and the film is set to hit cinemas on February 9th... Yes, it's that time, again, everyone! Time to plan some protest action, to coincide with the release of Fifty Shades Darker.
We protested the original Fifty Shades premiere with great success - we made the papers and were praised by London police for ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Emma and Natalie on February 6, 2015 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
In order to make it easier for people to comment and engage with our content, we have moved our blog over to Wordpress. You will find it by CLICKING HERE. You can still read all our previous posts here, or pop over to our new Wordpress site and you'll find them all there!
|Posted by Emma and Natalie on February 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM||comments (1)|
Hello and welcome to anyone who has discovered this website following Natalie's appearance on Newsnight. We realise domestic abuse is a difficult subject and the things Natalie mentioned may have been triggering to some viewers. Others may seek to validate the claims she made re abuse statistics. For that reason, we thought it would be helpful to provide some links to those abuse statistics and also to provide links to organisations that can help and support those exper...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Emma and Natalie on February 2, 2015 at 6:15 AM||comments (100)|
Natalie, who set up the "50 Shades is Domestic Abuse" campaign shares some thoughts...
Let me tell you about this woman I know; her father had been seriously hurt in an accident, and had been on the brink of death. Then she discovered she was unexpectedly pregnant, because her secretary forgot to book her in for a contraceptive injection. She knew her husband might not be too happy, but when she told him, He banged his fist on the table, making her jump and stood so...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Emma and Natalie on January 28, 2015 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Emma and Natalie on January 26, 2015 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
With the film release so close, we thought it would be handy to have a printable PDF on our site, which you can download and hand out at cinemas or put up anywhere you feel is appropriate (and legal!). So if you visit our home page (http://50shadesisdomesticabuse.webs.com/), you'll find a link to download the leaflet. Let's keep showing the world that Fifty Shades is not a love story!
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|Posted by Emma and Natalie on November 15, 2014 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
It's often hard to discuss an emotive subject without getting drawn into a case of opinion-sharing rather than fact. With that in mind, I asked myself a question this morning: When it comes to Fifty Shades of Grey, how easy is it to separate fact from opinion? What can we prove to be fact?
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|Posted by Emma and Natalie on July 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
It's one of the most frequent arguments we get from Fifty Shades of Grey fans: "Everything that happens in the stories is consensual!" Even EL James has waded into the debate, quick to point out that Ana is 21 and therefore of an age to consent to Grey's sexual demands. But Ms James? That's not our point.
We've covered the issue of non-consent in Fifty Shades before (in fact, it was our very last blog: http://50shadesisdomesticabuse.webs.com/app...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Emma and Natalie on June 29, 2014 at 3:05 PM||comments (2)|
Recently I've been thinking a lot about the issue of consent in Fifty Shades. I think we can all agree that it's an issue dealt with pretty appallingly, in as much as very little Christian does happens with Ana's free, non-coerced consent. So you can imagine my horror when I came across this blog ( http /www.modernmom.com/fad99e04-3b45-11e3-8407-bc764e04a41e.html), in which the author suggests that the positive way that consent is dealt with in the books could be used to teach teens about t...Read Full Post »