What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
Asked by Anonymous

aconissa:

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.

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heytherekristie:

Light of my life.

heytherekristie:

Light of my life.

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And if in some distant time in the future we see each other in our new lives, I will smile at you with joy.
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brightlimelight:

WANT

brightlimelight:

WANT

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Jul
Work ethic isn't white privilege. Time for google to work it's magic.
Asked by Anonymous

Everything I own or anywhere I go; I worked my ass off to achieve.

Being white doesn’t automatically mean I get everything I want handed to me.

23
Jul
" Babe, the ferrets look like prostitutes. "

" Babe, the ferrets look like prostitutes. "

23
Jul
There’s A Lake Where You Can Swim With Jellyfish That Won’t Sting You

taurophobia:

alejandrostravel:

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There is a magical lake in the Rock Islands of Palau where you can swim with the jellyfish worry-free.

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The lake became a tourist attraction and people can go swimming and snorkeling with them.

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The jellyfish lost their stingers over the years because they don’t need them to fight off predators.

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Learn more about the land of friendly, magical jellyfish.

Looooooook heytherekristie

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NEED

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Jul
must be tough being a privelaged white girl
Asked by Anonymous

Man, you don’t know shit about me or my life. I work hard for ALL that I have. Privileges are something I’m not accustomed to. That’s never been something I’ve had.

22
Jul