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Isabelle Kerr wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Isabelle Kerr, Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre manager, who has won the "Write to end violence against women" award for best blog. This award seeks to drive up standards in journalism by rewarding those committed to furthering the cause of gender equality through their work. #WriteToEndVAW

Isabelle's blog, titled "Fifty shades of Grey - saviour of relationships or abusers handbook?" was written around the time of the release of the film "Fifty shades of Grey" and expertly exposes the coercive control that defines the relationship of the two main characters. Her blog highlights the range of strategies employed to dominate, including isolation, intimidation and control, and reflects on the impact of this behaviour on the female character and on individual women.

Isabelle also expresses concern at the popularity of the books and film, and also at the suggestions that it is saving countless relationships globally:

"It’s very worrying that we are witnessing a significant shift of ideals, moving backwards to traditional gender roles at a time when we should be confident of securing the opposite. Fifty Shades of Grey is a shining example of this. Early marriage to one's first sexual partner, having a baby even while saying neither of the partners is ready to be a parent, and submission to one's husband as the head of the household are all aspects of life that feminists and progressive thinkers have worked to move beyond."

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