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Abuse victims charity 'to burn Fifty Shades of Grey'

A charity for abuse victims is planning to burn copies of erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.

The trilogy - about a steamy romance between a businessman and a student - contains themes of sadism and masochism.

The director of Wearside Women in Need, Clare Phillipson, told 5 liveDrive it was not wrong to burn a book "that proposes being violent to a woman".

Publisher Random House said: "The sex scenes are entirely consensual."

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  • 23 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK
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