Feminists, women's shelters, and anti-pornography campigners in the U.S., Canada and Australia
have started a boycott against the soft-porn BDSM movie 50 Shades Darker , claiming it glamorizes male-on-female violence and oppression.
The U.S. boycott is led by Morality in Media (now calling itself the National Center on Sexual Exploitation) and Culture Reframed. The latter group's founder and president, Gail Dines, told LifeSiteNews that the books and movies appeal to teenage and
young adult women and:
socialize them to believe that normal sex involves the oppression, dehumanization, and degradation of women by men.
In Australia the feminist campaign group Collective Shout has joined the protest.
The film, due to be released the second week of February, is the sequel to the hugely successful 50 Shades of Grey , which cost $44 million to make and grossed Universal Pictures more than $500 million.
The campaigners are urging people to skip the movie and give $50 to a women's shelter.