Q: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.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
MESSI THE MESSIAH!
Kriskurse Giveaway #3!
This time I am giving away something very special, to reach a goal a bit of a ways away. This goal is 500 followers, so I need almost 150 more then I have right now.
- 1 Dragon’s Maze Game Day Champion Playmat signed by me.
- 35$ worth of Alt art product*
- 75 Grumpy Cat Ulta Pro Sleeves.
*To explain the Alt Art product; I will personally alter any card / cards equaling 35 dollars value for you, with the designs of your choice. I can do anything and everything, you just have to keep the total cost of the alter under 35. (the costs of the card at Starcity prices)
- You Must be following me.
- You must reblog this post, and if you please can like it also, but reblogging is what matters most.
- Once I reach 500 followers, a random drawing will be held and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours. Once contacted, you have 3 days to reply or another name will be drawn.
Only 56 more to go guys! That was fast!
47 followers left until 500, and the notifications stop? Lol you guys are so close!
Time for inebriated World of Wracradt!
One time I got cockblocked by Stephen Colbert. It was actually pretty great.
Wow. So, in addition to being smooth as hell, this stuff is also apparently more potent than standard JD.
Picked up my first few packs of BNG today, and pulled Ephara, Satyr Firedancer and Temple of Malice. Not bad for a $20 investment!