So . . . there's this book trilogy that has since spawned a movie (and more likely movie franchise). I'm sure you've probably heard of it. And if your Facebook timeline or twitter feed is anything like mine it's blown up with opinions on both sides of the fence. I have friends staunchly for the books, and friends staunchly against. So many opinions are circling, and I thought it only fitting to add my own. One thing I want more than anything else is for everyone to stop with the belittling. To stop with the hatred, I'm so exhausted of scrolling through my timeline and seeing friends hating on each other.
Now before I start, I just want to say I've seen fans of the books belittling those who aren't fans as prudes and idiots. I've seen people who aren't fans call fans mindless idiots. BOTH of these groups are wrong. It is fine and well and dandy to love Fifty Shades. It is also fine and well and dandy not to. Regardless of how big a cultural phenomenon 50 is (and love it or hate it, it is that), it should not be enough to bust apart friendships. How about we all agree to disagree. How about, love it or hate it, everyone is allowed to voice their opinions without being attacked by everyone else? How about it you love it, and you see a post talking about how it's abusive and they have some good points, you either ignore it or read, see if you find anything you can agree with, and then move on? How about if you hate it, and you see a post raving about how much they loved the movie, you could either ignore it or read, see if you find anything you can agree with, and then move on? See how it works? ;)
For my specific opinion on the movie and books . . . well maybe that's a post for another day when everyone is a bit calmer and I won't get abuse from the other side when I mention it, but it should be clear to anyone who knows me.