Posted 6 days ago
What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
Anonymous asked

thespookyshadow:

middleclassreject:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

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.

REBLOG FOREVER.

Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

THE BOOK IS MOSTLY MADE UP OF GRATUITOUS SEX HOW CAN THEY MAKE IT INTO A FILM ALLOWED IN CINEMAS AND STILL BE FAITHFUL TO THE BOOK WITH OUT IT BEING A PORNO I DONT UNDERSTAND!!!

Posted 6 days ago

dancingtothelight:

I don’t know the source for this otherwise I’d give it

this is where I found it

but this is the most amazing solution to the biggest Harry Potter mystery

original source thanks to a lovely individual

Posted 6 days ago

Remember that haircut I mentioned? Yeah, here it is. Super short(a bit shorter than I expected) and super cute.

And I’m donating the stuff that was cut off(there’s actually three braid all the same length as the one shown, they didn’t just lump it into one and cut it off).

Also, this is as close to seeing my face as you’re gonna get.

Posted 6 days ago
trailbreakerofficial:

Another little doll Windy for Tris c: 

trailbreakerofficial:

Another little doll Windy for Tris c: 

Posted 6 days ago

theletterwsarseflap:

my-endless-eternity:

seyiku:

Also

MY LIFE

Second to last one for me.

(Source: seyiku)

Posted 6 days ago

greyliliy:

dcjosh:

americanninjax:

dataglitch:

STRONGARM!!!!(/∇\*)

The fans CONTINUE to draw the bots better than we do lol.

xD

It’s not a competition, guys. You’re all awesome. :P

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

literarysins:

In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.

Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible. 

But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience. 

Posted 1 week ago

authoratmidnight:

Ugh, I need to do this annoying adult thing called, ‘making a phone call’ if I want an appointment to get my hair cut(because unfortunately booking online sucks because the schedule doesn’t update automatically and stuff, so over the phone is faster).

I loathe making phone calls, for any reason, especially to people I don’t know. Why can’t my mother just do this?

There I did the thing. I made the phone call. I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow at 2.

It only took me an hour to psych myself into doing it. Bluh.

Posted 1 week ago

Ugh, I need to do this annoying adult thing called, ‘making a phone call’ if I want an appointment to get my hair cut(because unfortunately booking online sucks because the schedule doesn’t update automatically and stuff, so over the phone is faster).

I loathe making phone calls, for any reason, especially to people I don’t know. Why can’t my mother just do this?