Shock & Confusion: Fifty Shades of Grey

“Snow is a magical blanket, it hides what’s ugly and makes everything beautiful.”
Wilhelmina Slater, Ugly Betty

Tonight I used Anastasia Steele’s safe word: stop. I said the word twice but it continued on. The Fifty Shades of Grey discussion that I tried to avoid. I read Fifty Shades of Grey, well, I read roughly six pages of Fifty Shades of Grey and could not go on. It’s impossible to describe my feelings after reading those six pages, but I’ll try. Horror. Shock. Confusion. Shock. Yes, I was shocked twice. Fifty Shades of Grey has sold over 100 million copies, just writing that has left me shocked all over again. It’s like seeing a traffic accident, you ask how and why? You search the area for victims; there are victims, all of those poor people injured while attempting to act out scenes. We can’t really see the victims, they are often handcuffed to bedposts and awaiting firefighters to free them. I’m not sure who to feel sorry for…

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