50 Signs That Show You Can Read (or Watch) 50 Shades of Grey, Without Falling under its Spell

The Movie is coming out this weekend and all I can do is shudder. Many people around the world have read this abuse book disguised as erotica and have fallen under its spell. Sadly many of those same people will go out and watch the movie too (granted the script will probably be better than the book because they have someone who can write.) This makes me depressed.

There are those of us of course who recognize all these problems and still come out alive, but perhaps a little bit scarred as a result. You have my sympathies, but at least we are informed.

You don’t have to have all these signs, but the more signs you have, the better your success.

  1. You like books that have plot
  2. You like books that are well written
  3. You recognize the signs of abuse
  4. You know there is more than one kind of abuse
  5. You think pedophila is wrong
  6. You understand that rape is rape
  7. You believe in consent
  8. You know what a healthy relationship should look like
  9. You know what a unhealthy relationships looks like
  10. You don’t delude yourself in regards to your relationship
  11. You don’t need someone to make you complete
  12. You don’t need someone to make you feel happy.
  13. You don’t condemn BDSM
  14. You condemn domestic violence
  15. Physical, Emotional, and Sexual
  16. You don’t understand those who say “she deserved it”
  17. You don’t believe anyone deserves violence against them
  18. In fact you know that what you wear or do doesn’t mean you will be raped
  19. The whole “boys will be boys” excuse is a bunch of crap
  20. You don’t care if a guy is rich, ugly, hot, or poor, if they treat you like shit they are out the door
  21. You recognize the red flags of what an abuser is
  22. You have a healthy sex life (aka whatever you want to do is up to you as long as you don’t hurt others in the process)
  23. You know how to communicate in a relationship
  24. Respect is more important than material things
  25. Respect is more important than sex
  26. Frankly Respect is Important!
  27. You know Rape Culture is a real thing
  28. You don’t believe in shaming sex
  29. In fact you know sex is healthy
  30. You believe in shaming abuse
  31. You believe in taking responsibilities for your own actions
  32. And you believe others should do the same
  33. You know that no one should control how you Eat
  34. You know that no one should control how you Sleep
  35. You know that no one should control how you Act
  36. You know that no one should control how you Wear
  37. You know it started as Twilight Fanfiction
  38. You recognized all of the danger signs in Twilight
  39. You have read excellent fanfiction and it was better written than this
  40. In fact you know there is better smut and erotica online, for free
  41. There are only a few Goddesses you would want to be like: Artemis, Athena, Isis, etc. are just some to name a few
  42. And you recognize their faults too
  43. You recognize that just because a woman is assertive it doesn’t make her a bitch.
  44. Strong Women don’t intimidate you
  45. You know someone who is in an abusive/unhealthy relationship
  46. You know someone who has suffered the after effects of an abusive/unhealthy relationship
  47. You know someone who died from an abusive/unhealthy relationship
  48. You don’t blame the victim, you blame the abuser
  49. You have read really awesome erotica before that doesn’t romanticize abuse
  50. You are a human being and believe everyone should be treated with equal respect

Have you read 50 Shades of Grey before? Are you going to see the movie? What was the most appalling aspect of the series to you?

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One thought on “50 Signs That Show You Can Read (or Watch) 50 Shades of Grey, Without Falling under its Spell

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