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.
This ^^^ just ALL OF THIS ^^^
Jfc its a movie. It’s entertainment and people are entertained.
Fucking signal boost this shit
This is one of the most horrific things happening in the world and yet I can’t seem to find out any news about it.
Ambulances are being shot by tanks. Doctors, civilians, children playing on the beach and everyone else are all being killed.
Please don’t ignore what’s happening in Gaza
:( This breaks my heart signal boost pls
Oh these pies aren’t homemade, they were made in a factory.
A bomb factory.
who the fuck thought up the plot for this episode
When girls bitch about me on their tumblr and I follow them »>
So I posted this on instagram and someone was genuinely upset I killed this beetle from hell.
The beetle was squished with a shoe like three times and it wouldn’t die.
You don’t know true frustration until you’ve dug several times through a pile of black clothing, in order to find a SPECIFIC article of black clothing.
I’ll leave this one up for you to decide anonymous.
Hahahaha. Haha. Ha.
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
Game of Thrones + Sword names and their owners
Human life begins at the moment of fertilization. http://ift.tt/1xeARBj
Some days you don’t even need to make fun of them, they do it all themselves. - Rachel
Being grim while listening to music:
Being grim while reading:
Being grim while eating chips:
Being grim while drinking juice:
Being grim while baking a cake:
Being grim while lighting a scented candle:
OH MY FUCKING GOD. THIS IS STILL AROUND.