"If you need me, me and Neil’ll be hangin’ out with the dream king.
Neil says hi!”
DREAM from Sandman by neil-gaiman!
THIS IS FANTASTIC
All time best comic.
agreed!*strokes her collection*
OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
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.
I’m an 18 y/o trans girl living in Berlin and I’m in need of a place to sleep. I am currently staying with my emotionally abusive father, after my transphobic mother kicked out for being trans. Lately my father is also threatening to throw…
“Now, I try not to read gossip as a rule. But the other day, a website ran an article with a picture of me wearing sweatpants on the way to the gym. And the writer asked, “Why does this petite beauty insist on dressing like a massive man?” Because I like to be comfortable. There are pervasive stereotypes about masculinity and femininity that define how we’re all supposed to act, dress, and speak, and they serve no one.”
Black Milk Clothing Princesses and Villains Collection - available July 29, 2014 (see the full collection here)
ohmygod… i want the mermaid dress… and the jackets, oh the jackets!!! can’t even decide which one…