I don’t comment on the news much, largely because I don’t watch the news too much, but this week there have been two ‘stories’ that have been inescapable and as a result, unavoidable. First, this headline:
More than 40% of schoolgirls aged between 13 and 17 in England say they have been coerced into engaging in sexual activity, a study has found.
and second, well it’s not a headline, but it’s everywhere. From a well known paint brand advertising it’s 50 shades of grey paint, to an insurance company quoting 50 shades of insurance to the madness that is this ‘much anticipated’ movie – apparently cinemas across the country are sold out tonight.
Now look, I don’t care about what other people do in their bedrooms – or everywhere else in the house in the case of co-sleepers. I don’t care what the next person’s proclivities are or if they like to use a dildo in their bedroom. It makes no difference to me if you read the books or will watch the movie. I didn’t read the book, simply because I don’t have time to read anything these days, and prioritise those things that are valuable to me. That’s not me being smug or haughty either – I simply didn’t read it. Not because of the subject matter, and not because of any self inflated sense of morality or prudishness – I just didn’t, just as I won’t go and see the movie, since I don’t remember the last movie I saw without children!
50 Shades Of Sex But Our Girls Are Being Coerced?
I love this post. Not only because it doesn’t say any one particular thing one way or the other, but because it gets right to the point. The truth of the matter is that what we do affects those behind us, and quite directly, too. Just as its considered sequel abuse to watch inappropriate serial contact in front of a minor, so it’s also true that what we allow around children shapes their life and perspectives. 🙂
Thank you LBP! Yep, I don’t have an opinion on 50 shades one way or another, but I’m a little sickened by the hype, publicly. Not a great message 🙁
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