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|Why don’t they just not read it?|
I note that Domestic violence campaigners plan to burn copies of the best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey on a bonfire - because they claim it celebrates abuse.It is feared the themes of sadomasochism in the raunchy trilogy by E.L. James will create a new generation of violent men, according to campaigners.Clare Phillipson, director of Women in Need in Sunderland, has launched a campaign titled Fifty Shades of Abuse which aims to stage a mass-burning of the books.
Just putting aside for a moment the connotations of book burning. I can’t help but notice that this is taking place in that powerhouse of intellectualism, Sunderland. These are probably the daughters of women who once burned their bras, but why books? Why this book in particular? It’s hardly required reading for other than those men with time on their hands who spend that on pointless pursuits!