Somehow a book (and now a movie) based on abuse and misdirection has found its way into our lives. A story of innocence and insecurity seems to have seeped into our culture, and while shocking to me, doesn’t seem too shocking for the evolving direction of our culture.
No, I haven’t read the book or seen the movie, nor will I.
From what I have read about 50 Shades, this review seems spot on. Yes, it is a long post, but when you have pre-teens and teenagers reading this terrible book, I guess it takes a lot of words to bring it down.
I end with Jamie’s words: “It’s almost as if we were Created to be loved and cherished, and we’re all dying to find our worth... but if the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon is any indication, we’re looking for it in all the wrong places.”
She’s is right. When will we stop neglecting the role of women in this world? When will we see women as something more than to be conquered? When will we stop using derogatory words to describe a woman that somehow have become “okay” to say?
ALL THIS SAID — 50 Shades isn’t unique. The media we CONSTANTLY surround ourselves with show women as a lesser person. Take some time and think about your favorite show. Are women shown as something less than men? Are women stuck into a certain cultural perspective that makes you twinge even a little?
I tell you — we are something. We are to be loved. We are to be cherished. We are all worth it. In fact, someone gave their life for us because of this — Jesus gave it all. Because you are worth it.
We are more than 50 Shades of Something. We are His.