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What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

Anonymous

ilyone:

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.

This doesn’t come as a surprise since the inspiration material for this fanfiction, Twilight, is also the tale of an abusive relationship being sold as the ultimate romance. I recommend reading this article about it http://sarahgetscritical.com/a

What worries me most is that those very unhealthy behaviors are being turned into ideals by millions of young (and not so young) girls because of those books… 

magicmumu:

infinitefandoms:

strangerinsidethetardis:

fairgroundsoldier:

i love how tumblr is like personally offended by 50 shades of grey

#we all read better fanfiction

#we all WRITE better fanfiction

#And we all can tell the difference between BDSM and nonconsensual abuse (swanqueenistruelove)

saidbhinluch:

kgm42986:

strongbodyheartmind:

whiskey1037135:

hazeleyes2012:

FUCK YES!! Let’s get this photo on every tumblr blog!

its pretty terrible as is. why isnt there a Sent folder, for example

Also there should be an option to get a mobile alert when someone messages you!

^all of these yes!

THANK YOU!!

saidbhinluch:

kgm42986:

strongbodyheartmind:

whiskey1037135:

hazeleyes2012:

FUCK YES!! Let’s get this photo on every tumblr blog!

its pretty terrible as is. why isnt there a Sent folder, for example

Also there should be an option to get a mobile alert when someone messages you!

^all of these yes!

THANK YOU!!

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.

It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!

Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]

Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site

just click it once and you’re done

omgthatdress:

Dress
Charles Fredrick Worth, 1885
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dress

Charles Fredrick Worth, 1885

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

southerngothics:

i love cinematography more than i love my own family so here’s a list of 50 incredibly beautiful movies!! some of them are fantastic, some are so bad the cinematography barely redeems them, but they’re all worth watching. i tried to find the most high-quality streaming links available, but if you have a problem with shitty video quality you should probably just rent the dvd like a law-abiding citizen. (director of photography’s name in parenthesis)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Geoffrey Unsworth)
Amelie (Bruno Delbonnel)
American Beauty (Conrad Hall)
Antiviral (Karim Hussain)
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford (Roger Deakins)
Black Swan (Matthew Libatique)
Blade Runner (Jordan Cronenweth)
Brother, Where Art Thou? (Roger Deakins)
Capote (Adam Kimmelote)
Children of Men (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Citizen Kane (Gregg Toland)
Days of Heaven (Néstor Almendros, Haskell Wexler)
Double Indemnity (John F. Seitz)
Drive (Newton Thomas Sigel)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Ellen Kuras)
The Fall (2006) (Colin Watkinson)
Fargo (Roger Deakins)
The Game (Harris Savides)
The Godfather (Gordon Willis)
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Hunger (Sean Bobbitt)
Inception (Wally Pfister)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel)
Lawrence of Arabia (F.A. Young)
Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)
Lost in Translation (Lance Acord)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Dion Beebe)
The Mirror (Georgi Rerberg)
Moonrise Kingdom (Robert Yeoman)
No Country For Old Men (Roger Deakins)
Nostalghia (Giuseppe Lanci)
Only God Forgives (Larry Smith)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Navarro)
Rear Window (Robert Burks)
Samsara (Ron Fricke)
Schindler’s List (Janusz Kamiński)
Se7en (Darius Khondji)
The Shawshank Redemption (Roger Deakins)
The Shining (John Alcott)
Skyfall (Roger Deakins)
Slumdog Millionaire (Anthony Dod Mantle)
The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth)
Taxi Driver (Michael Chapman)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Janusz Kamiński)
There Will Be Blood (Robert Elswit)
The Third Man (Robert Krasker)
The Tree of Life (Emmanuel Lubezki)
True Grit (2010) (Roger Deakins)
The Wrestler (Maryse Alberti)
Zodiac (Harris Savides)

southerngothics:

i love cinematography more than i love my own family so here’s a list of 50 incredibly beautiful movies!! some of them are fantastic, some are so bad the cinematography barely redeems them, but they’re all worth watching. i tried to find the most high-quality streaming links available, but if you have a problem with shitty video quality you should probably just rent the dvd like a law-abiding citizen. (director of photography’s name in parenthesis)

tolkiennaite111:

Neverwhere Cover for an inking assignment. This is for the BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, featuring:
James MacAvoy as Richard
Natalie Dormer as Door
David Harewood as the Marquis
Sophie Okonedo as Hunter

tolkiennaite111:

Neverwhere Cover for an inking assignment. This is for the BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, featuring:

James MacAvoy as Richard

Natalie Dormer as Door

David Harewood as the Marquis

Sophie Okonedo as Hunter

sorayachemaly:

23 Women Show Us Their Favorite Position 

by Elizabeth Plank

When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Read the whole piece

fashioninfographics:

How to dress for a job interview
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fashioninfographics:

How to dress for a job interview

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