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"50 Shades of Grey" inspires a man to sexually assault a girl

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago

    According to young turks, some guy saw the film, "Fifty Shades of Grey",  and wanted to try it out on some girl.  He ties up her hands and feet.  He blindfolds her, and then he beats her with a belt.  It gets to the point that she's SCREAMING for him to stop, but he doesn't stop.  And from there, he basically rapes her.  He claims that the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film and the curiosity of the BDSM lifestyle inspired him to do it.  Now, he's in a lot of legal trouble.  What are your thoughts on this?

    If you guys would like to know more, then please follow the  youtube video link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXtxBZZdL8

    1. HowardBThiname profile image81
      HowardBThinameposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My thoughts are that the man is nothing more than a low-life rapist.

      Castrate him.

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        retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        What he said!

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It reminds me that several years ago when a reality TV show about choosing dates on a tropical island featured some abusive treatment, it spilled over into real life at our local high school. I saw an event that shocked me - In front of the girl's father, a teen boy picked up a girl who would not date him, and from the height of about two feet, dropped her onto her head onto a concrete floor at the school. Her dad knocked the boy down and took the girl to have a medical evaluation. Both teens were OK, but when asked about it, the boy said he'd seen the TV show and if men and women could do that on TV, he should be able to do it at school.

      1. Mark Johann profile image54
        Mark Johannposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I agree that it is not indeed appropriate in the public.

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        retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Apparently that young idiot had never had appropriate behavior modeled for him in his own home. The girl's father demonstrated restraint.

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I have to agree with that.

    3. MonkeyShine75 profile image77
      MonkeyShine75posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just because a man watches a movie, or reads a book, isn't an excuse to do anything. Everyone knows it is wrong to rape, hurt, and kill a person.
      Nothing could ever influence a man or woman to do wrong, unless it's already in his heart to do so.

      1. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Right on MonkeyShine.

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          retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          +

        2. MonkeyShine75 profile image77
          MonkeyShine75posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you John

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        retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto

    4. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Back in the early 1970s, there was a case where they had just shown an Easter movie about Christ's crucifixion.  A few days later, a couple of 6th grade boys crucified a baby.  Perhaps we shouldn't show movies of the crucifixion, either...

      1. MonkeyShine75 profile image77
        MonkeyShine75posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Oh my goodness. My parents always chose what we watched. Sounds like the parents weren't doing their job
        The evil was alreasy in their hearts, the movie just gave them the idea about what to do.
        I don't believe we are suppose to focus on the crucifixion of Jesus, but on how he lived his life to do good
        They say serial killers start very young, but usually with animals
        I found what you're speaking of. They were brothers aged 7, and 10
        pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/little/readings/crucifixion
        Just add the http://www. and at the end add .html

        They didn't prosecute them, but gave them therapy.
        Today they prosecute even six year old children

    5. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The Beatles song Helter Skleter lead Charles Manson to commit his famous murders, the truth is crazy people will do crazy things and there is no way to predict what will set them off, therefore my thoughts are it's kind of daft to blame the crime on "50 shades of Grey".

      On the other hand you can rightly hate 50 shades for being a utterly hopeless, vacuous, sexist and dumb piece of "art".

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        retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        You do realize the author is a woman. Can a woman be any more sexist than someone black be racist? Is it any more vacuous or dumb than the photographs of Robert Maplethorpe, who covered similar territory?

        1. Josak profile image60
          Josakposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Of course women can be sexist, though I was actually referring to the film, I have not read the books, I have regrettably seen the film (the things we do for our friends).

          As for the other artist you mention I am unfamiliar however if what you mean is does BDSM themed art have to be bad I would say no, I am sure you can make interesting art on that subject matter, that just has not ocurred in this instance.

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            retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I meant that Maplethorpe's work is cynical, dumb, nihilist and demeaning. If the subject of his work wasn't homosexual men the public outcry from lefties would have been deafening.

            1. Josak profile image60
              Josakposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              As I say I have no knowledge of the artist though I do think decrying a work as devoid of artistic merit because it is nihilistic or cynical is outright ridiculous, and dismisses some of the widely acknowledged greatest artists in human history, Diogenes, Camus and Nietzsche just to name a few that spring to mind.

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                retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Comparing a 20th century fringe culture photographer to Nietzsche or Camus is ridiculous.

                1. Josak profile image60
                  Josakposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  Well since your criticism was cynical and nihilistic that same criticism applies to the afore mentioned therefore the comparison is valid.

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                    retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    push a lefty long enough and he will get silly

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image82
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    ...what we see goes into our subconscious. We have to be careful what we put into our consciousness. It is is irresponsible to infect the public and especially the consciousness of the youth. I would agree that a movie like this is corrupting. I have not seen it. I will not see it.

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      retief2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Corruption is not an isolated, one off , event. It is a continual openness to the corrupting influence. There are millions of people who are engaged in kinky and consensual sex who would never excuse a real rape. For every odd ball kind of sex one can imagine, there is someone who enjoys it and shares that enjoyment, freely and willingly with another.

      Virtue is a habit as is corruption.

      1. MonkeyShine75 profile image77
        MonkeyShine75posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        + I agree

 
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