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’RE BROKE AS ME BUT STILL WANT TO GROSS PEOPLE OUT ON HALLOWEEN, HERE YA GO.
-SOME DARK EYESHADOW(black, greens and browns)
-SOME RED MAKEUP(lipstick, eyeshadow or whatever)
-2 HARD BIG BRUSH, 1 SMALL BRUSH, A MEDIUM SPONDGE(can be found at any hobby store. Take the cheapest you can find).
optional: powder brush and blue food dye.
Be super creative and make really gross wounds. To make it look deeper, just build up layers.
Rice and spaggeti can be used as worms and maggots.
Blitz means camera flash.
Wanted to do something for my few followers. Grinding all night so I’m hoping to grab a Festive Favors set or two.
There will be multiple winners, the top two will be receiving full TC 2014 Festive Favors sets. (Electrician’s Emblem, Electrified Sash, Golem Gauntlet, and Livewire Grizzly)
Others will be receiving random Skins/Accents/Apparel from the festival.
All winners will be chosen by RNG.
WHO IS THIS GUY
my favorite thing is when steve hides full body behind the shield
He’s a little patriotic hedgehog.
look at his little hands!
I love how stitch has a habit of grasping at things when hes anxious. One of my favorite parts of the movie is when hes standing in the wreckage of Lilos home, with nothing left to destroy and Jumba comments that he never gave stitch a greater purpose than to destroy. “What must it be like to have nothing, not even memories to visit” and Stitch is looking around and clenching and un-clenching his hands.
Its a very nice little habit that they gave him, especially since hes so smart but doesn’t talk much. It gives him a sort of human anchor, something that ties him to us and gives us something to recognize and read.