Hello again everyone!
We mentioned in yesterday’s blog update that we’re looking for ways to get our message – that Fifty Shades romanticises abusive behaviour – heard far and wide in the year leading up to the first film release.
March is still going to be our Letters to Ana/Christian month (check our last blog entry for details of how to get involved!), but we also know that a picture paints a thousand words. So we’re issuing you with a photo challenge! We’ve got a handy PDF file for you to print out, which says “Fifty Shades is…” and features our Twitter handle at the bottom. We want to know what Fifty Shades is to YOU. Is it an accurate description of abuse? Do you see it as an offensive portrayal of BDSM? Whatever your feelings, this is your chance to scribble them down and take a photo (your face doesn’t have to feature if you want anonymity) of yourself holding the sign. The photos will be used for a campaign video due for release in April (unless you ask us not to feature yours), so the closing date for pictures is the last week of March.
Here’s Emma’s sign to give you some inspiration!
Print off your own sign here (http://50shadesisdomesticabuse.webs.com/Fifty%20sign.pdf) and tell us what YOU think of Fifty Shades. Tweet using the hashtag #FiftyShadesIs or, if you prefer, email your pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thank you for your amazing support. The next twelve months are going to be busy – join us in letting the world know that abuse is NOT love!
Natalie & Emma