Fifty Shades of Grey, Are Abusive Relationships Becoming Mainstream? NoBullying Article Released Today

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With the release of Fifty Shades of Grey This Valentine’s day, NoBullying explores in an article released today: are abusive relationships becoming a mainstream thing?

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Putting an aura of glamor and mystery to domestic violence and abusive relationships under a pretext of love doesn’t help end domestic abuse.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a bestselling book trilogy that has been making waves since its release several years ago. But, with the release of the first film based on Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine’s Day 2015, NoBullying explores the trend of turning abusive relationships into a mainstream wave, in an article released today.

First of all, NoBullying’s Online Editor notes the fact that whether it is mainstream or not, Fifty Shades of Grey, whether in words or visuals, is a piece of art that glorifies several porn related aspects such as BDSM and voyeurism. While it is not rated for younger audience, the truth remains that with today’s technology advancements, teens are still most likely able to watch this film or read the books. Also, even if parents are extra careful, the trailers are extremely suggestive and are airing on television where children can easily watch them, NoBullying warns.

Also, not wanting to spoil the film or the books for those who haven’t been exposed to them yet, the books have elements of abusive relationships such as stalking, put downs, physical abuse (spanking counts even if playful) as well as coercion and controlling behavior, NoBullying’s editor notes.

NoBullying wishes to highlight one of the signs of stalking that are pretty much text book which is when the stalker does what he does simply because they can. They get off on using violence and abuse and making other people feel scared. This stalker will obsess and plan out his actions in intricate detail. This is sometimes hard to see if the stalker is actually close to the person they are stalking and are simply trying to control them. All are elements found in the abusive relationship between the books’ main characters.

NoBullying’s Editor, Radwa Rashad, notes that while these alternative life styles such as BDSM are a free choice for whomever wishes to adopt them and they shouldn’t carry this social stigma, glamorizing abuse under the pretext of a less common lifestyle shouldn’t be accepted.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying says “We at NoBullying realize that living in an abusive relationship is one of the hardest thing a person can go through, many people-including children, are abused daily. Putting an aura of glamor and mystery to domestic violence and abusive relationships under a pretext of love doesn’t help end domestic abuse.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of neglecting one’s safety online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

He also adds that parents and children should always be entitled to more communication with school administrators and guidance councilors in order to put a stop to bullying and hazing practices happening inside school on daily basis. Other children in school should also be made aware about the bystander concept and how they should intervene and step up when a bullying incident takes place. features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide, including helpline resources, as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website wherever they are or whatever they are going through.

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