I saw the movie Fifty Shades of Gray a couple of evenings ago. This was a tough choice for me. I was torn. On the one hand, I was intrigued by what all the hype was about. On the other hand, I believe this film glamorizes the the abuse of women and I felt semi disgusted at the thought of giving money to something that encourages this way of thinking. This is exactly the type of thinking that so many people have been trying to combat for decades now. The type of thinking that encourages degradation, inequality and abuse of women. This movie makes it glamorous, sexy and even desirable. I think this movie is a scary thing for people to be watching and taking in. I fear a response to my fears from many might be something like "Its just a movie, who cares." People are very easily influenced. I think its easy to forget this. Peoples ideas about life, friendship, romance, what is trendy or good, what is bad, etc are shaped deeply by things like their own close friends habits, the media, etc. So yes, this movie is a dangerous thing. I shudder when I hear my colleague tell me that she and her friends saw that film and that she listened as her friends talked about "how they want a guy like that." Frankly, that scares the sh*t out of me.
I began googling and found an excellent article about Fifty Shades of Gray in regards to this subject. Here it is below: