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.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
THE BOOK IS MOSTLY MADE UP OF GRATUITOUS SEX HOW CAN THEY MAKE IT INTO A FILM ALLOWED IN CINEMAS AND STILL BE FAITHFUL TO THE BOOK WITH OUT IT BEING A PORNO I DONT UNDERSTAND!!!
If I was a villain what kind of villain would I be?
SO JOSS WHEDON!!! DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME that tony stark who hacked the shield servers because he refused to eat fury’s bullshit, tony stark who didn’t trust black widow at the beginning of avengers because she was a spy, tony stark who told congress to fuck off when they…
Could be that Tony underestimated how intelligent the robot would be? **hopeful thinking** Could have been that he hoped that this robot would be like Jarvis?
i’m sure that’s exactly what whedon intends him to hope, but my point isn’t that he intended ultron to go dark side, of course he didn’t, my point is that there’s no way that MCU!tony would be okay with building the gd thing in the first place
yes yes tony stark the arrogant industrialist who sided with the registration act in the civil war whatever, but that’s a completely different incarnation of the character than in the MCU. MCU tony is a paranoid anti-establishment skeptic who has major issues with authority and there’s no way i can tilt my head and squint and even remotely see him building a big brother robot whose express purpose is to watchdog potential threats just because it makes life more convenient for the avengers, nope, no way he wouldn’t see the massive potential for that to go wrong there
sometimes i wanna be top
and sometimes i wanna be bottom
look at that fancy fuckin bunkbed jesus christ. back in my day, there were no stairs for easy access to the top. the road to the top bunk was a vertical fucking climb of wooden slats that you had to scramble to find purchase on. the one that made it to the top was not only a victor, but a survivor