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



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.

This isn’t cetacean related but it’s right on the money. This series is absolutely sick.

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"A billion stars go spinning through the night,
glittering above your head,
But in you is the presence that will be
when all the stars are dead."
— Rainer Maria Rilke (via observando)
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"It is just a body. The more you can be neutral about a body, the better. Bodies change, and many times they change from things out of your control. Bodies do not, and never will, have anything to do with your value."
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Commonwealth Games 2014 || Claudia Fragapane qualifies to AA Finals in 1st place with 56.740

I love her but that vault needs some serious work

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Nia’s bars look better than ever. Sky high releases.

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That actually wouldn’t fulfill the requirement in USAG JO, especially for level 9. The dismount has to be a B salto, not just to have a B in the connection :)

That actually wouldn’t fulfill the requirement in USAG JO, especially for level 9. The dismount has to be a B salto, not just to have a B in the connection :)

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Anonymous → Hi! I need a new beam dismount for next year and it has to be a "B" value dismount. Can you give any suggestions?

Back 1/2 or full, arabian, front layout off two feet, front layout off one foot with full twist :]

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I have ~30 mosquito bites on my legs and feet and it’s TERRIBLE

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Clara Bow in Hula, 1927.


Clara Bow in Hula, 1927.

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