Let me begin by telling you what Fifty Shades of Grey is not. It is not a love story. It does a pretty convincing job of masquerading as one, for sure, but please believe me when I say that love doesn’t even have a cameo role in this plot.
Normalization is the very process Hitler used some 75 years ago. “People are so used to it, they don’t get upset any more,” said one German physician. But, let me say clearly, sexual violence is not “normal” and we should cringe every time we see it - not pay money, buy popcorn and coke, and expect to be entertained by it. What are we doing?