Broadside: Violence Obscured in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - NECN

Broadside: Violence Obscured in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'



    Activist: Violence obscured in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Best-seller hides violence against women behind erotic romance, says Gail Dines (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN) - Dr. Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock
    College in Boston, an author and feminist activist. Her latest book is titled “Pornland:
    How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality” and she joined Wendy Murphy, filling in for host
    Jim Braude on "Broadside," to talk about the erotic novel and best-seller “Fifty Shades
    of Grey.”

    Dines describes herself as pro-sex, but anti-porn. She said the so-called romance of

    "Fifty Shades of Grey" obscures the violence that's done to women in the book.

    "It's an up-market cleaning cream to the violence," Dines says.

    Comparing it to the Julia Roberts hit movie, "Pretty Woman," Dines asks, "How many
    prostitutes are living in marital harmony with their johns?"

    Watch the full discussion in the attached video.