promisemedoctor:

I PROBABLY SHOULDNT BE POSTING THIS BECAUSE TECHNICALLY I BROKE SCOTTISH LAW BUT I CANT CONTAIN THIS

SO ME AND A FEW OF MY FRIENDS WERE IN EDINBRUGH, SCOTLAND AND WERE PASSING THE BALMORAL HOTEL WHERE JK ROWLING FINISHED THE LAST BOOK IN THE HARRY POTTER SERIES AND THREE OF US DECIDED WE…

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Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

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

girlwithalessonplan:

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.

This is a very tactful, succinct summary of the problems with 50 Shades.  

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Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

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Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

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Actresses get stupid questions asked of them all the time, like, ‘How do you stay sexy?’ or ‘What’s your sexiest quality?’ All these ridiculous things you would never ask a man.
Scarlett Johansson, once again showing the amount of fucks she gives for the media (via the-fury-of-a-time-lord)

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