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.
i’m still gonna write fanfiction and it’s still gonna be gayer than the show and Danny will still be in it and Allison will still be alive and that makes me happy where your show doesn’t so thanks for nothing bye.
Let’s play a game called “I’m totally joking, but would do that in a heartbeat if you were into it”
[HQ] Actor Tyler Hoechlin attends MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Hot professor Derek Hale….
HOT PROF DEREK HALE
HOT WEREWOLF PROF DEREK HALE ATTENDING A SYMPOSIUM FOR WEREWOLF RIGHTS ACTIVISM
PASSIONATE JOURNALIST STILES STILINSKI WHO’S COVERING THE EVENT
GOD HELP ME
A few updates from the Teen Wolf SDCC panel:
- Season 5 will include 20 episodes
- "Stalia is going to hit a rocky road." - Jeff Davis
- "Lydia finally has some romantic freedom." - Holland Roden
- Danny is coming back
- There is something special going on between Melissa and Sheriff Stilinski
"You just don’t like being slapped, huh?"
“I dont… I don’t mind.”