25 7 / 2014

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

dysonrules:

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.

REBLOG FOREVER.

25 7 / 2014

(Source: onekhaleesi, via misha-collins)

25 7 / 2014

nubbsgalore:

honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators. 

(via largeleader)

25 7 / 2014

cookiekitten91:

davethedjstrider:

madamewo:

lexicalbutsecretlynoalcohollager:

davidrazi:

defcia:

true

Girls always bitch about this, sure, but it’s not like it’s any better for guys. You think I wanna be some ultra macho beefcake?There’s a reason I always pick female character models in video games.





I fucking lost my shit over this

I think I’ve already reblogged this before but who cares.

cookiekitten91:

davethedjstrider:

madamewo:

lexicalbutsecretlynoalcohollager:

davidrazi:

defcia:

true

Girls always bitch about this, sure, but it’s not like it’s any better for guys. You think I wanna be some ultra macho beefcake?
There’s a reason I always pick female character models in video games.

I fucking lost my shit over this

I think I’ve already reblogged this before but who cares.

(via brighterthanroses)

25 7 / 2014

austincarl1le:

do you ever get in one of those moods where you’re like feeling okay but you’re really sad at the same time and you just want to talk to someone and make them hug you but you feel annoying so you kind of just sit there being really sad

(via androgynykids)

25 7 / 2014

hoursago:

sometimes i feel bad that i only ever draw a&c because i love everyone in this book they are all brilliant and awesome but omg these stupid idiots are so fascinating

hoursago:

sometimes i feel bad that i only ever draw a&c because i love everyone in this book they are all brilliant and awesome but omg these stupid idiots are so fascinating

(via thegenderqueeralchemist)

25 7 / 2014

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

(Source: scottdelgado, via sexuallyactive-robot)

25 7 / 2014

diaemyung:

Free! x Pokemon (Click the images for larger size).

Story of Haruka and Feebas 

Haruka met Feebas when he was young. He finally evolved when Haru is Grade 12, but he was too big to stay at home. In the end, Haru decided to let him live in the sea. Milotic was very sad that he can’t stay with Haru and take a bath with him life before. So Haru stopped by sea everyday to see him. 

I’m not even in this fandom but this is adorable

(via sexuallyactive-robot)

25 7 / 2014

charminglyantiquated:

a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

(via thegenderqueeralchemist)

25 7 / 2014