At first I thought it was only my home state of Florida, which tends to be inconsistently idiotic! But the trend is spreading across the country. What will be next? Thing is, I don't understand what all the fuss is about. This book is about two consenting adults doing what they want in privacy.
Sure, we writers tend to have a pretty liberal view of censorship but after speaking to some of my non-writer friends who have read the book, I realized it's not just writers who find this ridiculous. One lady told me she didn't think the book was much racier than the old Harold Robbins books she used to read.
But what can we do about it? Speak up. I wrote my local library a letter telling them I wanted access to books like Fifty Shades. I haven't heard back yet, but it was important to me to let them know my feelings. I'm only one person but if others do the same, maybe they will listen.