I've had to work with people who are in abusive relationships. That is why the magic word 'consensual' doesn't carry much weight with me. I still remember the day I said to one woman, "You don't have to live like this." I saw the light come on in her soul.
Anyway, amongst the ghastliness of the whole Fifty Shades of Grim phenomenon, and the bizarre sight of women flocking to see this kind of abuse glamorised - do we even have a word for this kind of pornography? - I was glad to laugh at a headline in the Telegraph this morning.
"Fire Brigade issues Fifty Shades of Grey warning about getting trapped in everyday objects."