• AnonymousWhat 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.

  • please don't let me be misunderstood

    ilyone:

    This doesn’t come as a surprise since the inspiration material for this fanfiction, Twilight, is also the tale of an abusive relationship being sold as the ultimate romance. I recommend reading this article about it http://sarahgetscritical.com/a

    What worries me most is that those very unhealthy behaviors are being turned into ideals by millions of young (and not so young) girls because of those books… 

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superdoctorstarkidpotterlock:

DO YOU EVER SEE SOMETHING SO POORLY WRITTEN THAT YOU ACTUALLY REWRITE IT IN YOUR HEAD AS YOU’RE READING ALONG

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1nkblots:

infinitefandoms:

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fairgroundsoldier:

i love how tumblr is like personally offended by 50 shades of grey

#we all read better fanfiction

#we all WRITE better fanfiction

And I love how it’s not even the BDSM that offends Tumblr.

It’s the incorrect portrayal of BDSM and poor writing that offends Tumblr.

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  • #mara wilson #my queen #reblogging this again for the added comment
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It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

L.R. Knost (via famous-lemons)
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troylerfordays:

kyrstin:

what-is-this-life-you-speak-of:

proserpine-in-phases:

candyclavvs:

Raise your hand if you’ve joined a fandom because you saw it on Tumblr. 

Raise your hand if you’ve completely avoided things because of the fandom you saw on tumblr

both

Raise your hand if you know enough about a fandom to be in it because of tumblr, but haven’t actually watched the show/read the book/etc.

all three

oops

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thechurchofbobsaget:

I think “dildo” is a perfectly acceptable insult. Like, I’d call you a dick but you’re not real enough.

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