Wonderful gif from a wonderful movie.
What?? Old timey women drank whiskey? I thought only us modern gals did that, to show we’re serious business ladies. Just like when we talk about sports. #whiskey
aziz ansari’s voice in the back of my head faintly telling me to treat myself is going to be my downfall
"Look, I know my ideas will never make the movies, so I can just tell you all of them, because it will never be a spoiler! Well, I know that in the comic, Gamora and Iron Man […] they’ve hooked up!” (X)
you guys look like a shitty boy band that hasn’t practiced in 15 years
FEATURING the REALLY OLD GUY WITH RETRACTABLE CLAWS
the ANGSTY OLD MAN WITH A METAL ARM
the PATRIOTIC GRANDPA
and the AVERAGE-AGE BOW AND ARROW DUDE
Panic! At The Pensioner’s Home
Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.
I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard
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.
"The book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women." - what you should say whenever a friend coyly, shyly asks if you’ve read this book. Not that they read stuff like this ever.