The sado-masochistic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey has been described as explicit, extremely graphic, and disturbing. It’s also flying off the library shelves at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and into the sweaty hands of the most dangerous prisoners on earth, as reported by The Washington Times on July 30, 2013.
While on a fact-finding tour of the only U.S. military installation in a Communist country, Rep. Jim Moran disclosed to the press that the high-value detainees are snatching up copies of the steamy trilogy at a faster clip than they are copies of their beloved Koran.
As the Virginia Democrat stated:
They’ve read the entire series in English, but we were willing to translate it.
I guess there’s not much going on, these guys are going nowhere, so what the hell.
Best known for bringing BDSM (bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism) into the mainstream, Fifty Shades of Grey has been denounced by some as essentially a socially acceptable handbook for the physical and sexual abuse of women.
One of those is Clare Phillipson, director of Wearside Women in Need, a charity for victims of domestic violence, as reported by The Guardian of London on August 24, 2012.
Phillipson flatly charged the E.L. James trilogy is nothing more than “an instruction manual for an abusive individual to sexually torture a vulnerable young woman.” Also apparently great bedtime reading for those unlikely to get their way with 70 virgins any time soon.