25th July, 2014

Anonymous asks:

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

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 

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12th May, 2014

xeppeli:


evie-queen:

rftminges:

this is the weirdest job app i’ve ever filled out

Let me say to all the skeptics out there, as someone who has recently left the hell pit that is walmart, this is a real fucking question and when I asked about it i was told there’d been an ‘incident at corporate’.

this is still the best addition to this post

xeppeli:

evie-queen:

rftminges:

this is the weirdest job app i’ve ever filled out

Let me say to all the skeptics out there, as someone who has recently left the hell pit that is walmart, this is a real fucking question and when I asked about it i was told there’d been an ‘incident at corporate’.

this is still the best addition to this post

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12th May, 2014

phan-you-not:

booberrytartsandjam:

We asked people to look in a mirror and describe what they saw. What they didn’t know was that there were strangers on the other side of the mirror, giving their first impressions.’

This is important to everyone. Watch this!

tHIS IS THE BEST THIN G

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