Clare Phillipson runs a women's domestic violence charity in Great Britain. And now she's all over the internet for a dumb reason: She's going to hold a Fifty Shades of Grey bonfire on November 5th.
“It’s absolutely disgusting,” she told the Echo. “[Fifty Shades of Grey] normalises abuse, degrades women and encourages sexual violence.
“With it being in the media so much many men and women have rushed out to buy it, and many have come to me and told me how distressed they are by what’s written.
“Passages in it are about women submitting to men, obeying their orders and violence being used in a sexual and erotic manner. It’s disgusting and sends out the wrong message...In this day and age, books like this should not be written.
“They send out the wrong message and are in fact encouraging abuse, sexism and misogyny.”
To the Slog-polls!
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