Fifty Shades of domestic violence, and yet some call it romance.

No, I haven’t read it. I wouldn’t usually dream of commenting on a book I haven’t read, so this is based on what other people have said, in various articles, and the small excerpt in an online newspaper. Although I have not read the book, this is one occasion when I will make an exception and say something.

Pornography has no place in a Christian marriage. Full stop. Glamourising violence against women has no place, either. Especially a very young woman and a manipulative older man. As the above article suggests, this is a very worrying trend.

I wasn’t subject to sexual violence during my first marriage, but manipulation by an older man into doing things I didn’t really want to do… yes! Followed by years of coercion, abuse and violence as time went by. The ex-husband was a porn addict. The police told me that in addition to the 500,000+ images of childhood sexual abuse (I refuse to call it child pornography) that they found, they also found a similar number of ‘legal’ images. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Pornography is the antithesis of feminism.

It cultivates and promotes the notion of women as objects. Our culture is seemingly more upset by the notion of public breastfeeding, a perfectly innocent and nurturing act, than by the objectifying of women.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/breastfeeding-is-not-porn_b_1516371.html

Hello??? Wake up, women! Fifty Shades is the antithesis of feminism… and women everywhere are buying into it. God help us all if our young people are growing up in a world that thinks of pornography and Fifty Shades as normal. Freedom? Equality? Doesn’t look like it.

You are worth so much more

P.S. Whatever was wrong with Darcy and Elizabeth? Theirs was a relationship of love and respect. And when you have a relationship based on mutual love and respect… the sex is fantastic 😉

My beloved spoke and said to me,
    ‘Arise, my darling,
    my beautiful one, come with me.

Song of Solomon 2:10 NIV

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