50 Shades in the News

It’s not just blog entries, YouTube videos, and anti-fanfictions we’re interested in linking. The book series ends up in the news, too, every time it inspires someone to do BDSM dangerously.

People Doing Stupid/Dangerous Stuff Because of the Books

Jeweller found not guilty of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ attack on partner after jury hears she signed a ‘sex slave contract’ by Andrew Levy in The Daily Mail online, 01/22/13

Criticisms on the Books’ Abusive Contents

“Fifty Shades of Grey” to be used as toilet paper by abuse charity, author unknown, posted to Huffington Post on 11/06/12

“Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy normalizing child abuse, by M. Catherine Evans and Ann Kane on American in AmericanThinker.com, 01/17/12

“Fifty Shades of Grey: expanding the conversation from sexy to safety, by Peggy Andover and Colleen Jacobson in Huffington Post, 09/27/12

“I like submissive sex, but Fifty Shades is not about fun: it’s about abuse, by Sophie Morgan in The Guardian online, 08/25/12

Fifty Shades of domestic violence, and yet some call it romance, by Jennifer O’Connell in Irish Times online, 09/05/12

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