And the selfie award of the day goes to…
MALCOM WE HAVE TO COOK
HELP, i won ANOTHER free ipad! i had to kick my son out of the house to fill his room with all the ipads. i’m running out of space to put them. why must i be the one to spot the difference 90% of people can’t? why was i the chosen one
stop idolizing pasty white lizard men 2k14
your url is a derivative of david bowie the ultimate pasty white lizard man
i was going to try and respond to this but you know what????? he is. i fucked up. i fucked up.
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
If you want an in-depth breakdown about everything that is wrong with the book/series without reading it yourself, erotica author Jenny Trout did a pretty good chapter-by-chapter sporking of all three books.
Sarah, this is why I fucking hate this series.
no image has ever described my life quite so well
when the wifi finally connects