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.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
If you want an in-depth breakdown about everything that is wrong with the book/series without reading it yourself, erotica author Jenny Trout did a pretty good chapter-by-chapter sporking of all three books.
she put up a video of her telling miyah that she thinks she’s very pretty without the wig too and that playing dress up is fun but to promise to stay in school
Stories you won’t see in the media
#nicki is so protective of young girls#this needs to be underlined more#also she gives them edited versions of her albums#magical girls protect other girls#bless nicki
i cant be the only one who thinks the man in the background looks like Mycroft Holmes?
But imagine, Dumbledore going to Mycroft to really ensure Harrys safety over the holidays.
With Mycroft being the British Governmen he surely knows about the magical world and about the role Harry plays in their future.
am I sick from anxiety or am I actually physically ill? a memoir by me
am i lazy or horribly depressed: the sequel
does everyone hate me or am I just very insecure: the completion of the trilogy
what if people named their kids when they turn 18 so the kid has a name that fits its personality
Would you be caught dressing up on a convention floor?
These are photos of children crying for some great reasons, and these are my favorites lol.
whenever I tell people I don’t want kids, they get all indignant like “oh you say that now.” Then I just send them this photoset.
my follower count is my birth year
did you know jesus personally?
thor 2 trailer from loki’s POV (as it totally happened)
These kids are going places, maybe not college but places…
"how can you drink hot coffee in the middle of summer?"
fire cannot kill a dragon