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

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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.

Perfectly said. 

myartblogbitch:

EVERYONE WHO REBLOGS THIS POST BY AUGUST 20TH WILL GET A PIECE OF ART IN THERE INBOX BASED ON THEIR BLOG

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textpots:

shout out to people who write answers in the text books

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polygenderprincess:

friendly reminder that!! self diagnosis is just as good as a professional diagnosis and saying that it isnt is classist and ableist uwu

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I have cancer. Your post gave me cancer. That is my self diagnosis and will be sending you the million dollar medical bills shortly.

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Lana gets emotional during Video Games

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bravestwarriors:


HI! my name is Mathilda, I am 11 years old and I am a big fan of Bravest warriors but my favourite character by far would be catbug. So i decided to draw him for you! :)

Thanks Mathilda This is super cute! Catbug is such a cutie and a favorite of ours. Keep up the awesome drawings!
If you have more Bravest Warriors fan art, click here to submit it!
-Kiki

bravestwarriors:

HI! my name is Mathilda, I am 11 years old and I am a big fan of Bravest warriors but my favourite character by far would be catbug. So i decided to draw him for you! :)

Thanks Mathilda This is super cute! Catbug is such a cutie and a favorite of ours. Keep up the awesome drawings!

If you have more Bravest Warriors fan art, click here to submit it!

-Kiki

adrians:

just noticed the webcam flashing above my monitor and realised I’ve been recording myself blogging in this position for an hour and twenty minutes

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liartownusa:

Men’s Equality Center mural, Cottage Grove, OR

Is that a rainbow of weens?

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liartownusa:

Men’s Equality Center mural, Cottage Grove, OR

Is that a rainbow of weens?

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diamond-dcgs:

*dr who theme*

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I’m sure he’d be proud too

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weedporndaily:

Chilean Senators Propose Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use including Growing the Plant
(SouthernPacific Review) Today Senator Isabelle Allende Bussi, who is President of the Chilean Senate, introduced a motion to modify the law in Chile to permit people to grow and use marijuana for personal use and for “therapeutic and spiritual” reasons. Supporting the motion are Senators Fulvio Rossi, Alfonso de Urresti, Carlos Montes, and Juan Pablo Letelier.
Senator Allende said that it was fundamental to move forward on a subject that respects fundamental human rights and individual freedom.
The Senator said, “It is important to legislate on this matter and regarding fundamental rights we must catch up to be a a modern and inclusive society.”

weedporndaily:

Chilean Senators Propose Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use including Growing the Plant

(SouthernPacific Review) Today Senator Isabelle Allende Bussi, who is President of the Chilean Senate, introduced a motion to modify the law in Chile to permit people to grow and use marijuana for personal use and for “therapeutic and spiritual” reasons. Supporting the motion are Senators Fulvio Rossi, Alfonso de Urresti, Carlos Montes, and Juan Pablo Letelier.

Senator Allende said that it was fundamental to move forward on a subject that respects fundamental human rights and individual freedom.

The Senator said, “It is important to legislate on this matter and regarding fundamental rights we must catch up to be a a modern and inclusive society.”