There aren’t many people I know who have come away from reading 50 Shades of Grey
feeling they have experienced a well-written, deeply thoughtful piece of literature. In fact, I’d go so far as to wager there hasn’t been a single reaction to the book that has praised its ability to deal with serious relationship issues in a considered and useful manner. Most reviews I have read of the thing from various bloggers and critics think it’s trite bullshit.
Apparently, though, it’s such incredibly popular trite bullshit that a women’s rights group
in the UK have taken it upon themselves to tell us we must under no circumstances read it, as the idea that a young, naive woman can have a relationship with an older, controlling man is ‘dangerous
‘. To ensure we aren’t exposed to any unseemly ideas, they will be holding 50 Shades of Grey
bonfire on November 5th.