Those books and movies are crazy. Adults have a right to do what they want, but when it starts to get into my children's reality, I have a problem with it. Before first movie came out, my son and I were at a theater watching something else, and they had an enormouse cardboard cutout in the lobby advertising 50 Shades. Anastasia was in chains or something, and it made me mad, and then we talked about it. But it just made me upset that it was there in the first place, right in my kids' face. And when the films come out on DVD they are everywhere, even in the grocery store--right at children's eye level! Also, last year there were 50 Shades sex toys at Target in the Valentine's section right next to the kids' Valentines! That is just nuts.
There have always been these kinds of things in our culture--adult content I mean. What is so frustruating about 50 Shades is that it is splattered all over popular culture, where our kids are exposed. And our young girls are reading it too, and obsessing over the movies, and fantasizing about being "loved" like that. Just like the Fight the New Drug article points out. It's just crazy!