Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey arrived to rescue moms everywhere from vanilla sex, there's been a raging debate over whether moms should let their kids read the books. Not sure how you feel? Well, a judge doesn't really care what you think! Judge Raphael Queiroz Campos does not want kids reading the naughty novels, and he's ordered every copy of the novel off bookstore shelves!
So much for letting parents be parents, huh?
The Brazilian judge was apparently at a bookstore recently when he caught some young whippersnappers paging through E.L. James' books. Horrified, Campos went straight to the bench to issue an edict that now has the best selling books locked up so no one under age 18 can get a hold of them when they hit the store.
As a mom, I'm more than a little offended. This judge is treating parents like we're toddlers, unable to decide what their kids are reading.
Shouldn't it be my right to decide when and if my kid is ready to meet the likes of Christian Grey and his ben-wa balls? She's my kid!
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Right now, she's 7. It's a firm no way in hell are you learning about nipple clamps! But as she gets older, who knows? If the Fifty Shades phenomenon is still going strong and she expresses an interest, it's better that I'm here for her to ask questions, right? Rather than having to sneak around with it? I'd probably be pretty on board, provided we can have an open and honest heart-to-heart.
Either way, I'm the mom; I decide. I don't need no stinkin' judge telling me what my kid can and can't read before she's 18.
Do you think Fifty Shades of Grey and books like it should be locked away so kids can't buy them?
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