50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence | Tanya Young Williams

February 17, 2015 4:51 PM

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There have been numerous stories written characterizing 50 Shades of Grey as a movie that glamorizes domestic violence and will lead to an increase in the abuse of women. There have been boycotts started asking viewers to send $50 to a domestic violence shelter instead of seeing the movie because, "It has all the hallmarks of intimate partner abuse," said Paige Flink, CEO of the Family Place shelter in Dallas. "It glorifies all the things we're against."

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted. Still, I agree that viewers should send their admission fee to domestic violence shelters because ...

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