Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Opinions Of A Housewife - 50 Shades Of Grey

'The series has sold 40 million copies worldwide, with book rights having being sold in 37 countries and set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time, surpassing the Harry Potter series.'

A so-called 'erotic novel' beats world class works of imagination and literacy to that title. I personally cannot believe it.
What a shame that something that has encouraged people to read, who would usually not even pick up a book, turns out to be nothing more than terribly written, pure and utter filth. 
Maybe my opinion is deemed invalid due to the fact that I haven't read even a single page of the series, but crude things aren't my cup of tea at all. I have however done my research online and all I have seen all over social networks and daytime tv in the past month or so is people obsessing over an imaginary character!
The whole phenomenon seemed to appear out of nowhere and following the 3 book series has been a stampede of authors jumping on the bandwagon, cashing in with parody titles with no calming in the media storm in sight. 

A movie is even in the works! Now from what I hear of the story line this isn't a film to be released in cinemas but should most likely be more at home in a dirty corner of the internet. With what is known as BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism sexual practices) as a main theme of the story I am highly against this film and of course the book series being advocated. People seem to think there is no harm in publicly discussing and advertising anything and everything ’50 Shades’, usually talking highly of it. But lest they forget that a little thing called the internet exists - where children and teens are able to search and see what this book Mammy is reading is. 
Would you want your child to be curious and find out about such things? Because I know I wouldn’t. I don’t even want to know!

X rated websites etc only require you to click a button to confirm you are over the age of 18 which obviously can be easily fooled, meaning there is no guarantee that innocents are protected from explicitness.  
Bringing me to the sale of pornographic magazines and the like – shops now cover the top shelf content with opaque signs, so why are these book so readily available in supermarkets and high street newsagents?! Aren’t they just as bad…?

Intimidation and abuse are not a normal part of a healthy relationship. Full stop. Beatings with a belt?! Come on. Why would any lady fantasize about a man like that? Or is it just that he is a rich, successful man that bribes a young girl with gifts that women like. To me ‘porn’ has always been a very taboo subject for randy teenage boys and dirty old men not mothers, grandmothers and young girls. First feminism and equal rights, now un ladylike behaviours from the woman who brought this filth to the world and the millions of people reading it. The author, E.L.James herself admitted that : "This is my midlife crisis, writ large. All my fantasies in there, and that's it.' and experts have said that her success has come particularly from 'frustrated middle aged mothers' if that's the case, please keep your midlife crisis and unfufiled fantasies to yourself!
I am personally more than happy being in a loving relationship with a gorgeous man who treats me like a princess. Lets hope the craze fades away as fast as it appeared.  

[Sources: Daily Mail , Wikipedia ]

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