Thursday, October 24, 2013

Shades of...What?

Today on the news ...who will be playing the main dude in "Shades of Grey" . On TV...on the kid asks..."Why are they making a movie about that?  Isn't it bad?"  That's a good question....Isn't it?  Even if you read the books and loved them.  I started the first one and didn't finish it as I was offended.  I am by no means perfect...I have so many faults and regrets that I have a vault full of them.  I have things I wish I could change about my past and my NOW.  I remember getting a hold of a book that was considered "risque" when I was a 5th grader, was nothing compared to what a kid would learn if they got a hold of a copy of Shades. And I'm sure many have.  Is this what we want our daughters and nieces to believe to be a true relationship between a man and a woman?  Is this what we want our sons and nephews to think is a man's role in love and relationship?  Granted, I didn't finish reading the book or the series, it may ;have had a lesson in it or a good story...but do we have to be so graphic in life to be entertained?  Myley Cyrus got slammed for swinging on a wrecking ball in the nude (I helped slam)...but its ok for kids moms to go on about books like Shades of Grey?  Again, I'm not no means...I just am not understanding why this is ok.  Back in the day, you could see women reading "Romance" novels...and you wondered about them...they aren't real life either...but they were a fairly innocent excape into a fantasy world, and they didn't shout from the roof tops that they read them...I guess I just don't get it...and I will be honest and tell my kids my feelings on it.  And try to teach them what a relationship between a man and a woman should be.  I was impressed that my kid got that it was bad...thank you LORD!

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