7:00 TONIGHT - Protest!
BAD FOR WOMEN! BAD FOR SEX!
“Can’t get enough of Grey? Come indulge in some eXXXtra Grey at this 50 Shades of Seduction event…..The Hands Tied Ticket includes admission, 45 minute S&M class taught by Mistress Gia inspired by the highly addictive trilogy and one Grey-tini Cocktail.
The Hands Tied for Two Ticket includes admission for two, 45 minute S&M class inspired by the highly addictive trilogy taught by Mistress Gia and 2 Grey-tini Cocktails.”
We’ll be calling on people to reject the view of women and of sex that is promoted in the book, not to imitate and celebrate those views.
50 Shades of Grey glamorizes the story of a powerful man hurting a woman who cares for him using riding whips, chains, paddles and violently degrading sex. This is not ‘just fantasy.’ This does harm.
Every day millions of women around the world are hurt through the real-world acts of rape, battery, sexual slavery, pornography and sexual abuse. Women should be fighting to end their oppression and degradation, not celebrating it or seeking to get ‘in on’ their own objectification, commodification and degradation.
50 Shades of Grey is also bad for sex. More space needs to be opened up for people to imagine and experience the full richness of sex between mutually respectful and equal partners. Instead, this book pushes people to get over their discomfort and wallow in degradation and enslavement.
From the Call to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women:
“It is long past time that this new generation stand up, reject, and RESIST this culture of rape and pornography; this culture that labels women “selfish” if they choose not to become mothers; this culture that reduces women and girls to sexualized objects while denying their full multi-dimensional humanity (including their right-as one essential part of this-to explore their sexuality without shame or stigma); this culture that demonizes and bullies LGBT people.
“Women are not objects. Women are not things to be used for the sexual pleasure of men NOR are they breeders of children. WOMEN ARE HUMAN BEINGS CAPABLE OF FULL EQUALITY IN EVERY REALM!”