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.
Casual reminder that Iris, the Champion— the institutionally recognized strongest Pokemon trainer in the entire region of Unova— in B/W2 is not only a remarkably young girl and a poc: she also commands a team of fearsome dragons while decked out in a pink princess dress and tiara.
The Pokemon franchise is not always the best about representation, but hot damn, Iris is a blessing.
I want to get to know you better now haha I mean I live in Ohio and I'm in band and stuff and I almost came to OU but I didn't because it was in the middle of freaking nowhere but I love the campus and how much they love band people lol
Feel free to talk to me whenever. I am going to bed soon because I got work.
Being out in the middle of nowhere has some downsides but yesss it is so beautiful and the air is pretty clean. Athens is such a wonderful place, I love it. Joining the 110 was the best thing I’ve ever done. The respect we get from students and fans is something else. We definitely earn it but I will always be thankful that the audience just erupts into applause no matter where we perform.
the fact women are viewed as being more sexy at 15 than 40 is the creepiest thing in the world
when i was 12 years old my health teacher told us all that he thought girls were the most beautiful at age 14-15 and we would never be that beautiful again for the rest of our lives back then it scared me that i wouldnt stay pretty once i got older it scared me that he found no shame in saying that, and neither do countless other men
Uhm… idk if this counts but I get jealous really easily. It’s to the point of irrationality. It’s not the person’s fault, it’s mine.
10. biggest turn on(s)
As far as physical features go, I don’t have one specific type really. I used to say I prefer long hair but I…got over it? whatever makes you happy.
As far as breasts and butts go… as long as I can grab on (with the lady’s permission). It doesn’t even have to be all that big. Honestly, there are a lot of body types that i can dig.
As for personality, I like when a girl is all lively and cute, but I also enjoy just chilling out at times, talking about life, the universe, and everything. But what I’ve found to be the best is when a partner is just genuinely in to me. Knowing that you’re genuinely wanted and cared for is such a wonderful feeling.
I’m a member of The Most Exciting Band in the Land, the Ohio University Marching 110!
My element is not giving a fuck
I’m pretty loyal. If you prove your worth and make it to my inner circle, I will be at your side until the end.
I’m a cat. Probably. Most likely.
I guess I owe to the scouts and marching band, but I’m disciplined and I know how to handle my own stuff usually?
1. the meaning behind my url 2. a picture of me 3. tattoos i have 4. last time i cried and why 5. piercings i have 6. favorite band 7. biggest turn off(s) 8. top 5 (insert subject) 9. tattoos i want 10. biggest turn on(s) 11. age 12. ideas of a perfect date 13. life goal(s) 14. piercings i want 15. relationship status 16. favorite movie 17. a fact about my life 18. phobia 19. middle name 20. anything you want to ask