We are mysterious creatures. Sometimes we do things with no meaning. For instance, one time my bro took a whole 2 liter bottle of coke and threw it across my driveway hoping it would explode. “Why did you do that?” we asked him, but we received no reply. Why do we take unbend paper clips and stick them into electrical sockets, shutting the school power down for hours? Why are we programmed to think that buying the newest fragrance of Ralph Lauren cologne will suddenly grant us better bods and a sexy bikini cladened girl on an isolated beach? We are compelled to do things that have little to no reason like watching 85 straight episodes of epic meal time. So while you tumblr blog lords eagerly expect an answer, I must disappoint you and tell you that I hold no answers to this very question. THIS, ironically, is a straight white boy problem because the higher powers above of both swag and class are controlling our every decision and we, unfortunately, are struggling to control ourselves for the greater good of the world. THANK YOU for reading My Dissertation on food Network stars i hope your movie was Great AND may God bless You Merry christmas
its 2013 can we please have headphones that last more than 2 months
its 2014 can we please have headphones that last more than 2 months
its 2015 can we please have a set of crab overlords that last more than two months
its 2016 can we please overthrow the crab empire people are suffering
Just think if Dad went grimdark
he probably would go from this
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.