Abuse and Pornography: 50 Shades of Grey, or Black and White Evil?
I know a Christian woman who recently was told by two of her co-workers (both female) how absolutely taken they were with E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. It is a hot item in book sales right now, if you haven’t heard. But don’t run out and buy it — it is pornographic and intentionally so. E.L. James is a woman and the word on the blogs is that she was really into the Twilight series at one time and more or less tweaked some of the themes there into perverse forms of porn – the bondage and control kind. Enough said of the specifics.
I would be very interested to have our readers comment here and give your insights into what women are doing when they grab this kind of thing up and make it a best seller. I mean, my friend’s co-workers think this series is absolutely wonderful and they can hardly wait for lunch time so they can run off and read on in it. I noted on the news that a whole new market of sex and bondage items is developing as a result of the popularity of Shades of Grey.
God’s Word is black and white on this — it is evil. What I would like you to help me understand is, why in the world are women in particular running after this stuff and, further, what they are doing to themselves by it? How does this kind of thing promote the very abuse that we are trying to expose and stop?
Let me know. I just don’t get it. (Also see related followup article at http://wp.me/p270LQ-JM)