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


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.

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everyone’s all for genderfluid cecil but have you ever considered genderfluid carlos

"are you a boy or are you a girl?" "no no, i’m a scientist"

"So uh is that Mr. or Mrs.?"

(via petitmoth)

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dad and i watch captain america: the winter soldier

    dad: oh god it's starting shut up i've been waiting for this for months
    (movie starts)
    dad: i don't know what's happening but the french guy fighting cap looks like french macklemore
    me: how do you even know who macklemore is?
    dad: i'm hip. i'm cool
    me: don't you do it
    dad: i'm gonna pop some tags, only got 20 baguettes in my pocket
    (five minutes later)
    dad: is that the Falcon? that's totally the Falcon
    me: how do you know?
    dad: i used to read the comic books trust me on this i'm an expert. his superpower was that he could talk to birds
    me: birds?
    dad: i mean in hindsight it probably wasn't the most useful thing ever
    dad: if this winter soldier is supposedly a ghost in the machine that nobody's ever seen, and nobody will ever catch, you would think showing up in broad daylight and blowing up cars would not be his modus operandi
    dad: how the heck did he laser through concrete??
    me: idk dad it's nick fury he can probably do whatever he wants
    dad: i'm sorry attractive nurse who just so happens to live next door, my heart belongs to a seventy year russian dude with a bionic arm
    me: what
    dad: nick fury isn't dead. justice never dies. he probably has a billion clones in some top secret storage facility, just waiting for their organ harvest.
    me: ew dad gross no
    dad: i really relate to that apple store employee
    me: we all do dad
    dad: oh that's that guy from the first movie! i remember him! he was my favorite, his eyes were so blue, and he loved steve so much. i wanted them to get together
    me: dad good god
    dad: he was a little less marilyn manson at that point though
    dad: not that guyliner isn't a good look for this guy
    dad: when a deadly russian assassin wears eyeliner, it's 'he's so dreamy' and 'wow what a badass'
    dad: but when i do it it's 'you're too old' and 'bald guys can't pull off make-up'
    me: dad it was halloween and it was one time you need to let this go
    dad: so bucky barnes, aka cute cocky guy who died in the first movie, aka steve roger's best friend/boyfriend, is a top secret super scary brainwashed hydra agent?
    me: mmm-hm
    dad: called it
    dad: do you think single handedly destroying jets is just a common, everyday thing for cap? punch a few tanks, feed a few pigeons, take out a plane, help old ladies cross the street...
    dad: captain america is like your grandad minus the booze and the cussing
    dad: in all honesty that was a little anti-climactic
    dad: i was 100% sure nick fury was gonna descend majestically from the heavens, 'All I do is Win' blaring in the background, and single-handedly save everyone's ass
    dad: scarjo and chris evans are two of the most beautiful people in the world and they are both in this movie and i don't know how to feel about it i have butterflies in my stomach i'm a schoolboy again
    me: you know on second thought we should have brought mom
    dad: where's hawkeye? where's bruce? where's tony? where's thor? WHERE ARE ALL THE OTHER AVENGERS AS THE ENTIRETY OF SHIELD IS COMPROMISED AND NICK FURY DIES
    me: maybe they figured steve could handle it
    dad: maybe they're all lazy assholes
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    Baby: n-n-n
    Parent: oh it's his first words!
    Baby: n-n
    Baby: not all men
    Parent: put it back
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