So, I’ve pretty much run out of money and am still waiting on money certain clubs have fucked me over with soooo I’ve put up a couple of travel fund options on my bigcartel… you can get a personal postcard or a photo set of a gift sent to you! And you can still buy photosets ;) I’m having the best time travelling and the idea of having to stop early because a club has ripped me off and people owe me money is pretty shit D:
Would be greatly appreciated ^_^ xx
@Kibasnowy I can’t send you a message on here…. I’ll be in Barcelona as of around Wednesday next week if you’re still gonna be around then hit me up for a catch up :)
*sits in chinese resteraunt alone waiting for damn friends who don’t use the internet enough to reply*
All good just in a random country where I don’t know anyone and you can’t find bloody free wifi to contact me!!! D: Wifi is everywhere gosh darn it
urgh i hate people who aren’t addicted to the internet… they’re so much harder to contact
wondering why my skin has been breaking out so bad and then realising it’s an allergic reaction to something…. now to figure out what. Urgh.
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.