A Damn Good Thrashing with a Feather…Fifty Shades of Grey gets a 15 rating in Australia, but it doesn’t stop Morality in Media whingeing about sexual violence

Posted: 1 February, 2015 in world
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Poster Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 Sam Taylorjohnson Media Censorship in Australia has noted that the country’s Censorship Board has awarded a 15 rating to Fifty Shades of Grey. The Australian Classification Board gave an MA15+ rating to the film for strong sex scenes, sexual themes and nudity…

An Ma15+ means:

The content is considered unsuitable for exhibition by persons under the age of 15. Persons under this age may only legally purchase or exhibit MA15+ rated content under the supervision of an adult guardian.

morality in media logo Meanwhile the US Morality in Media campaign group has launched its miserable campaign against the film:

National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) is a new name for Morality in Media (MIM). The organization ichanged its name early in 2015.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) has launched an aggressive national campaign against the controversial film, Fifty Shades of Grey .  NCSE’s new webpage,  FiftyShadesIsAbuse.com  highlights 50 plus ways that Fifty Shades  harms and provides various actions that the public can take, including signing a  boycott petition  and joining the  #50DollarsNot50Shades  campaign, which calls on patrons to forgo the film and donate to women’s shelters  instead.

Hollywood is advertising the Fifty Shades  story as an erotic love affair, but it is really about sexual abuse and violence against women, said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Hawkins noted that the public sees too much sexual abuse and violence against women in real life and urged Hollywood to take this into consideration when setting the entertainment agenda. The porn industry has poised men and women to receive the message that sexual violence is enjoyable.  Fifty Shades  models this porn message and Hollywood cashes the check, said Hawkins.

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