As a psychotherapist who works with clients involved with BDSM activities, I want to weigh in on the article about a feminist group's urging a boycott of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey (Isthmus.com, 2/9/2015).
A point that is overlooked is the framing of these activities as violence. It suggests that the participants are not willing. It ignores that the participants are taking part in these activities by choice and for many reasons.
As a therapist I know that these activities can be very relationship enhancing. They teach trust, vulnerability and boundary setting, all of which are essential to healthy relationships.
Jay Blevins, LMFT
Re Henry Janisch profile: "A Soldier's Story" (2/19/2015) is a great article. More like this, please.