Should a 13 year old girl be allowed to read 50 Shades of Grey?

(77 Posts)
Midwife99 Sat 14-Jul-12 13:17:02

My cousin has asked me to post a discussion in her behalf. She has 13 year old twin girls. One of them is very precocious & challenging in general & the latest source of conflict is that she wants to read my cousin's copy of 50 Shades & when my cousin said no & she has gone mental & says she is treated like a 2 year old & she will get it from somewhere else. I agree with my cousin that a 13 year old shouldn't be brainwashed into thinking sexual domination & controlling in relationships is ok & that in the end the "gorgeous billionaire" will marry you (after whipping you of course!) I think a 13 year should be reading about much positive female role models. What do you think?

febel Tue 23-Jul-13 12:23:35

It's an awful book and very badly written..I forged through them all cos wanted to know what all the fuss was about and still can't see what it's about...certainly not the writing. As for the porn...well I'm ob more worldly wise than some people. Annoyed me immensely too by how anti feminist it seemed to me and what a wet the lead girl was (similar to twilight!) Not a good role model at all
However, wouldn't want my 13 yr old reading it...if I were her at 13 wouldn't have asked my mum! would have just got a copy and read it (and can remember doing that with books!) Personally would rather re-ead Twilight saga...

Kendodd Tue 23-Jul-13 12:35:35

shock that she asked her mum if she could!

The answer is NO of course.

We all know she'll read it anyway, but it's a bit like smoking, a parent would (you'd hope) never let their child do it, child sneaks off and does it anyway, it's all part of growing up.

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