Comment: Am I sure? Yes. This isn't just any old book.

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Am I sure? Yes. This isn't just any old book.

It is apparently quintessential porn.

"The series has sold over 65 million copies worldwide,[3] with book rights having been sold in 37 countries,[4] and set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time, selling even faster than the Harry Potter series in paperback."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey

Do you think that these 13 y/o's were/are coerced/brainwashed in any way about early marriage? If they had just said no, would anyone have listened? Were/Are any forced into marriage,by chance?

I guess a book that glamorizes and exploits the sexual abuse of children is no big deal, just another one of those gray areas that I should embrace as one of my idealistic notions about good and evil run amok. O.K., I'm now neutral.

If sexually exploitation of kids is now a gray area, is blowing them up with drones also? Is this also a gray area? I don't see much of a difference between mentally and emotionally damaging someone for the rest of their life versus physically damaging them forever or killing them. Are there any black and white areas out there that remain absolutes? Just asking.