Wearside Women in Need will use donated copies as compost and toilet paper in protest at S&M theme
An abuse charity based in the North East will use recycled copies of Fifty Shades of Grey as toilet paper and compost in protest of the book’s S&M theme.
Wearside Women in Need, based in Washington, originally asked people to donate their copies to be burned on a bonfire.
The charity received 24 copies which will be cut up and used as toilet paper and compost instead.
Clare Phillipson, a spokesperson for the abuse charity, said: ‘I think we’ve got a culture now which has completely sexualised women and in which women feel obligated to take part in that culture. We want to draw a line under that.
‘We will be cutting them up, using them for toilet roll and sticking them on our compost heap and they will go back into the ground… although the ideas they represent will continue.’
However, a spokesperson for the book’s publisher, Random House, said that the book’s sex scenes are ‘entirely consensual’.
The erotic novel is now the best selling-book in British history.
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