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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.
What I want out of 2014: a movie about an all girl crew of ruthless lesbian pirates staring Natalie Dormer, Tatiana Maslany, and Michelle Rodriguez
lucy liu as the captain of her majesty’s royal navy, tasked with bringing down the ring of pirates but WHAT’S THIS SHE FALLS IN LOVE WITH ONE OF THEM
I would watch the shit out of this
Do u ever see girls and ur just like GODDAMN I WOULD KISS THE SHIT OUT OF ur cheek maybe with ur permission and possibly hold ur hand and treat u with the utmost respect bc the universe must have spent a hundred years creating such a lovely being wow
We all want to be model
Why did they put clothing on a refrigerator?????
see it’s funny because I’M BIG and REFRIGERATORS are BIG. it’s a joke, do you get it? because refrigerators are big. and i am also big. the joke is based on the comparison between the two. because, you see, refrigerators are large.
and get this
i am ALSO large.
and furthermore, refrigerators are known for how much space they take up. and, if you’ll notice, i do too.
both of us are big, so it’s funny
do you not
why aren’t you laughing yet?
because, see me? i’m big. like a refrigerator
it’s funny because we’re the same
i don’t know how i can make this any clearer
two things are big: one is a refrigerator, and the other is me
ugh this humor is too sophisticated for you
The outfit was cute, but then I scrolled down and the response was so amazing. You are fantastic.
bow to the queen
her eyeliner game so sharp she don’t even need to slay your sorry ass
Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told Madonna, one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to go and f*** herself, the local media are reporting exclusively.
“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.
In further discussions with journalists from the media, the kid stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”
“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.
The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.
“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.
THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE
Gay Games 2014: Sponsored By Cleveland’s United Church Of Christ by Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess
A generation of young Americans is rejecting Christianity because they widely perceive it to be anti-gay and, as such, “shallow,” “anti-intellectual,” “insincere,” and even “hypocritical.”
That wasn’t the finding of some ultraliberal gay group, but rather the conclusion reached by conservative Christian pollsters, the Barna Group, who conducted a groundbreaking study in the mid-2000s and found “overwhelmingly negative views” of Christians by many millennials and generation Xers, tied closely to the faith’s perceived anti-gay bias.
As an openly gay clergyperson, I wasn’t all that surprised by the findings, because I straddle these two seemingly opposing worlds.
I live my life in the crossfire, and I’ve experienced the anti-gay vitriol often associated with anything and everything “church”…
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