I remember listening to the song ‘Love Me Like You Do’ by Ellie Goulding, which was featured in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, and thought “Who would ever enjoy such a f**ked up idea of love?” The book trilogy, written by E. L. James, and the film franchise, have received love and criticism in equal measure.
The latest film in the series, Fifty Shades Darker, was released internationally on February 10, and one woman’s post on Facebook describes why the relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele glorifies domestic abuse.
“…If your friend told you that a man she’d never given her address to turns up at her house, someone she’d asked to stop when having sex and he carried on, bought the business they started working for so they can have that much extra power over them, you’d tell them to run. But people around the world think this relationship is one to be desired and I have no idea why…”
Beth Penny, who read the first book of this series when she was 18, explains why women should not aspire to fall in love with someone like Grey, who in her opinion, is a serial stalker and does not understand the concept of consent.
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