Trigger warning: This post deals with violence against women. Some readers may it triggering.
This film, based on one of the world’s biggest selling books is going to be seen by young women (and men) across the globe – so we need to ask: isn’t this just a blow-by-blow of an abusive relationship? Is it less an erotic story and more a stalker’s handbook?
Some domestic violence advocates have started a campaign to boycott the film, #50dollarsNot50Shades, asking people to donate $50 to a domestic violence shelter rather than going to the movie.
On her blog, Emma Tofi has listed 50 moments in the Fifty Shades books that constitute abuse, stalking, manipulation, intimidation and rape. It’s a long list (which tells you something in itself), but we’ve extracted just ten of those moments.
Watch the Mamamia staff reveal the moments they knew it was time to leave their partners (post continues after video).