Musings —02.08.2015 06:13 PM—
Last night, my (feminist) partner and I went to see a movie. The trailers came on, and one was for Fifty Shades of Grey, which has attracted no small amount of controversy. When we got home, I looked up the plot on Wikipedia. Here’s what I read:
“The tension between Ana and Christian eventually comes to a head after Ana asks Christian to punish her…Christian fulfills Ana’s request, beating her with a belt.”
That’s how the thing ends, apparently. Sound like entertainment to you? Me neither.
Anyway, I tweeted this:
After seeing trailer, looked up the plot of this #FiftyShades book/movie. So, beating a woman with a belt is entertainment, then?
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 8, 2015
Which attracted a fair bit of agreement, but also this:
I thought that was an idiotic comment, and suggested the author do PR for Jian Ghomeshi. She responded that I was “cheap and uninformed.” That may be so, but I got curious about my correspondent. So I went looking, and here’s what I found:
Wow. So I asked her this:
She didn’t respond. She did, however, delete her earlier tweets, in which she defended the beating of a woman with a belt.
Today’s NDP: still full of shit.