revised and published on Power of Moms
I’m trying to figure out a word that could ever convey just how deeply I agree with this and I honestly don’t know a strong enough one.
I have never read the book, and never will, but just knowing the general idea of what it contains makes me physically ill. And the fact that it has been made into a movie doesn’t make me ill, it makes me angry. Furious actually!
I’m with you, when it comes to parenting, I truly believe parents are doing their best and it is not my place to judge. But a parent who allows their child to go to this movie is not doing their best, they are literally making the decision to be harmful, hurtful and terrible to their child.
Okay, now back to calming my heart and reading board books to my two youngest.
Thank you Michelle. I appreciate your kindness, your goodness and your outspokenness when it truly matters.
I wholeheartedly agree.
I think the world has gone crazy. How has pornography seeped so far into our society? And why are people okay with this? I read another blog post about this film/book this morning by another author, who was also outraged by it and the amount of teens reading the book. The comments to her post disturbed me. So many people attacked her as “judgmental” and took the opposite view with “it’s not so bad.” Yes, the world has truly gone crazy! All I can think about is my two beautiful, elementary school-aged children and the waters they’ll have to navigate in this increasingly evil place. I’m trying my hardest to keep my home an oasis from all that. And I agree with the commenter above me, “Thank you Michelle. I appreciate your kindness, your goodness and your outspokenness when it truly matters.” This is what will make a difference.
I’m so very proud of you!!
A women’s book club I was a part of selected this title before it was “mainstream.” I picked it up not knowing what I’d be in for.
As I got in to the book a little, I was totally shocked–then heartbroken. Then, I just got really, really angry. I quit reading and threw the book in the trash.
How many young women will be deceived by this? will confuse abuse and humiliation for love? will think that this behavior is normal?
This is a wonderful article. I had heard the title of the book but didn’t know what it was about and reading the synopsis of it on wikipedia shocked me. I agree with you completely on this. Thank you for standing for good.
Amen amen amen. Even as a woman without kids I am alarmed and depressed by the popularity of these books. Our local supermarket is selling 50 Shades branded clothing right next to the children’s pyjamas. It’s horrifying to me that something that is all about abuse and violence is seen as romantic. Ugh. Thank you thank you for writing this.
ThankYOU!!! I have heard too much on Fifety Shades Of Grey..except your topic.It is well thought out, factual, personal and I so agree this is considered “soft porn.”It is sad that we even have to tolerate commercials about it.I am thankful when young woman with families such as yourself stand up for values that can effect a person child for life.TYTYTY
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