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

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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supersonicart:

Harriet Lee-Merrion, Illustrations.

Simple, yet powerful ruminations on life by Harriet Lee-Merrion.  See more below!

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philamuseum:

Happy 132nd birthday to Edward Hopper. An important American realist painter and printmaker, Hopper worked primarily from the 1920s to the 1950s and may be best known for his painting “Nighthawks.” Enjoy his watercolor “Corn Hill” from our collection. “Corn Hill,” c. 1930, by Edward Hopper

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philamuseum:

Happy 132nd birthday to Edward Hopper. An important American realist painter and printmaker, Hopper worked primarily from the 1920s to the 1950s and may be best known for his painting “Nighthawks.” Enjoy his watercolor “Corn Hill” from our collection.

Corn Hill,” c. 1930, by Edward Hopper

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SPOON - “Inside Out”

Can’t help but share this song. On repeat today.

fer1972:

Heads by Valle

The only way to win is to survive.

Crap, this is so good.

design-is-fine:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his earliest composition, age 5, 1761. Via Morgan Library

design-is-fine:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his earliest composition, age 5, 1761. Via Morgan Library

thediluteddreams:

flagrantnonsense:

Hey kids wanna buy some drugs

Welcome to Florida

This. Is. Florida.

thediluteddreams:

flagrantnonsense:

Hey kids wanna buy some drugs

Welcome to Florida

This. Is. Florida.

This.