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Is Romance Devolving?—50 Shades vs. No One Puts Baby in a Corner

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Kristen Lamb's Blog

Image courtesy of Lisa Weidmeier WANA Commons. Image courtesy of Lisa Weidmeier WANA Commons.

I’d hoped I wouldn’t have to go here, but alas, here we are. Today, 50 Shades of Grey the MOVIE will open for…*record screech* Valentine’s Day. Nothing says I love you like predatory emotional manipulation, sociopathy, abuse and non-consensual sex acts.

Find THAT on a Hallmark card.

And yes, I know there have been other kinky books like this, but 50 Shades sold over 100 million copies and the movie (despite ZERO plot) is expected to gross in excess of $60 million which means I just threw up a little in my mouth this “story” has tipped from fringe to mainstream and that scares me more than a little bit.

No, I didn’t read the book. I don’t need to. Nor do I need to watch gang-rape prison porn to know it probably is unhealthy for the future of women (or even men)…

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Gale Albright’s “Sunflowers” Appears on Austin Public Library Facebook Page

Sisters in Crime ~ Heart of Texas Chapter

“Sunflowers,” a micro-mystery by HoTxSinC’s Gale Albright, appears on the Austin Public Library Facebook page at noon on Sunday, February 8, 2015: https://www.facebook.com/AustinLibrary

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Lead-ins to the story are online at http://library.austintexas.gov/event/micro-mystery-sunday-apl%E2%80%99s-facebook-page-307405 and at https://www.facebook.com/AustinLibrary.

A micro-mystery written by a member of HoTxSinC will appear on the APL Facebook page each Sunday in February.

Micro-mysteries are being selected by former HoTxSinC member Kaye George. National bestselling author of the FAT CAT series, Kaye is also a Silver Falchion Finalist and a three-time Agatha Nominee.

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