A New Movie Coming This Fall

983 WordsDec 8, 20144 Pages
A new movie coming this fall has everyone talking. A tall, dark and handsome stranger meets the shy, innocent sweetheart. It 's the classic story: boy meets girl, boy loves girl... Boy abuses girl? The Fifty Shades of Grey book trilogy and soon to be released movie have become a global phenomenon, but the underscore of intimate partner violence in the book has gone greatly unnoticed. Labelled as “mommy porn,” the book series has been one of the first BDSM erotica novels to reach the mainstream. The series has brought women 's sexualities to the forefront of conversation, but unfortunately, what 's not being discussed about these books is just as important. The relationship depicted is not just unhealthy; it is outright abusive. Disguised by the label of BDSM, Fifty Shades of Grey is the story not of a couple embracing outer limit sexual identities, but of a woman falling prey to the romanticized version of an abusive relationship. Violence against women happens at a startling rate around the world, but the frequency of intimate partner violence, such as the abuse between the main characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, is a continuing problem. By noticing the different aspects of abuse that take place in their relationship, a safer perspective of the book series could help prevent further violence against women. Takyiwaa Manuh and Adolf Awuku Bekoe 's essay “Confronting Violence” gives many startling statistics on the rate of violence against women in the U.S.
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