Boycott 50 Shades of Grey

-Because it has been criticized and labelled as “inaccurate” by the actual BDSM community

-Because The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and countless other anti-violence and anti-abuse organizations have stated that it romanticizes unhealthy, abusive relationships and legitimizes violence towards women.

-Because many who have read it say that, like Twilight, it promotes a lead, female character that is pathetic, insecure, and weak. Who derives her confidence and self-worth from a man, rather than from herself. Who is in a destructive, co-dependent relationship. And who, ultimately, sets back the feminist movement a few decades…

Instead, use your money to support charities that:

Combat and Stop Domestic Abuse/Violent Relationships

  1. American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
  2. Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
  3. Battered Women’s Justice Project
  4. Child Welfare League of America
  5. Equality Now
  6. Futures Without Violence
  7. INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
  8. Institute of Domestic Violence in the African American Community
  9. Jewish Women International
  10. Manavi
  11. Mending the Sacred Hoop
  12. National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
  13. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  14. National Domestic Violence Hotline
  15. National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
  16. National Network to End Domestic Violence
  17. No More
  18. The Northwest Network
  19. Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
  20. V-Day

Support Women and Girls in All Aspects of Life

  1. American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  2. American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
  3. Association for Women in Communications (AWC)
  4. The Center for Women’s Business Research
  5. Financial Women’s Association (FWA)
  6. General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)
  7. Girl Scouts of the USA
  8. Girls Incorporated
  9. League of Women Voters of the United States (LWV)
  10. National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  11. National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  12. National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
  13. National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
  14. National Organization for Women (NOW)
  15. National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)
  16. Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
  17. Women in Technology International (WITI)
  18. Women’s Sports Foundation
  19. YWCA USA
  20. Zonta International