It’s International Cat Day and I thought you’d like to know …
cats are squishy cartoon friends that live in your house with you and do rad stunts. if they like you they vibrate at you very loudly. this is somehow a real animal
Attempting to read Fifty Shades of Grey again, because I apparently am a masochist.
Why, when Kate is sick, would she not send one of the students on the newspaper staff, who has practice interviewing, and would have asked more than five questions?
It makes no sense as an editor to send someone with no newspaper experience to interview a high profile CEO you’ve been waiting to interview for nine months. Especially when the person you send cares so little about the importance that she spends the entire time prior to the interview whining about having to do it, and then doesn’t ask even half of the questions on the sheet.
You know what I’m saying? I’m saying this is bullshit. If a sixteen year old Dean Winchester came face to face with a werewolf like that, he wouldn’t be alive. The werewolf wouldn’t grab him from the forearms. He or she would bite him and claw him till he was dead or too weak to move.
So yeah, this isn’t a werewolf. That’s just John.
Friendly reminder that Dean didn’t ever personally encounter a werewolf until Season 2, 11 years after this episode.
OH WELL FUCK YOU BOTH! ITS 1:30 IN THE MORNING I DIDN”T NEED THE FUCKING FEELSTANIC HITTING ME
First, I’m not picking on the person I reblogged this from.
Second, I’m not saying you all are not entitled to your own opinion.
Just please recognize that I am also entitled to MY own opinion.
Having said all that;
I find it disturbing that this story also talks about a toddler being raised (more like severely neglected) by his crack addicted mother and being physically abused by her pimp (being kicked, punched, and having cigarettes put out on his back and chest). Then, in his adolescent years, being repeatedly raped and beaten by an adult female friend of his adopted mother. YET, (and this is the part that disturbs me) the only part that a lot of other people are disturbed about is he, as an ADULT, enters into strictly CONSENSUAL S&M (SadoMasochism) sexual relationships with like-minded ADULT females. Hell, he is so adamant about consent that he has each sub look over paperwork regarding what sexual acts/punishments they will/will not consent to. What about that says “glorification of abuse on women”?
Seems to me that the only one being abused in these books is the main male character; AND he’s being abused by women!
I am a woman who was abused as a child. I am a mother of a teenage daughter. I am a Criminal Justice Major and Sociology Minor. I have read the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. I do not find that these books glorify the abuse of women.
As for it being “trash,” if you don’t like it don’t read it.
Using the contract Christian draws up for Ana as evidence that he is concerned with consent is a faulty argument.
- He gives her the contract before he knows her well enough to know she’s a virgin. If you don’t know someone, you don’t give them a contract for a 24/7 BDSM relationship. That’s like marrying someone you’ve just met.
- She never actually signs the contract, but he acts as though she has.
That is not how you use a contract in a consensual BDSM relationship. The concern I have, and many other people share, is not that he is into consensual BDSM/S&M. It is that he is an abuser who disguises his abuse as BDSM.
He refuses to call Ana by her preferred name. He does things she explicitly asks him not to. He stalks her. In one scene, when he thinks she has broken up with him, he shows up at her house and forces her while she says “No” over and over again, but the book presents that as acceptable because she started to like it.
These books misrepresent safe, sane, and consensual BDSM. They romanticize abuse. The main female character is child-like, and her innocence is used against her while the contrast between it and Christian’s wordly ways, despite the relatively small age gap, creates a power differential that is not consensual, discussed, or properly handled.
Moreover, they push the very dangerous idea that an abuser can be “fixed” if you just love them enough. It also ties interest in BDSM to past trauma (i.e. abuse), and so the interest decreases as Christian works through that.
Ana is not even a submissive. She does not enjoy much of what happens, and only suffers through it for the sake of saving Christian.
I have been into BDSM for eight years, and am currently in a long-term D/s relationship. My Domme has been part of the community for more than a decade. Both of us are very concerned about the misrepresentation of consent in these books.
And the fact that someone can read these and think what happens in them happens with *informed* consent is the most dangerous aspect. Because they present themselves as showing a BDSM relationship based on consent when it is not.
A moment of silence
for all those
with absolute shit movie adaptions
We are so sorry that happened to you
id like to add
you wanna talk about bad adaptations?
I honestly didn’t even have to scroll down to know that was coming
woof this is painful to just look at
Just going to leave this here.
Margaery looked very like her brother, the Knight of Flowers. [Cersei] wondered if they had other things in common. Our little rose has a good many ladies waiting attendance on her, night and day.
can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda
and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind
and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move
Sometimes I get huffy about tumblr but then I see that 260,000 people got the same kind of chills I did reading this…
The back story to this is that my mother’s husband posted this political cartoon: http://youngcons.com/political-cartoon-perfectly-calls-out-liberal-media-bias-on-hamas-attacks/
It was his third post on the Israel-Palestine situation, and I had not responded to any of the others, but I couldn’t keep ignoring them, so I posted a number of links to articles about Israeli imprisonment of children, illegal settlements, the death toll, etc.
At that point, Mr. Green decided to get involved.
Yes, that makes sense. White supremacists are totally pro-Palestine.
Because being against human rights violations somehow means I hate women. Clearly.
Shockingly, he didn’t take me up on that.