People always forget that Wolverine is Canadian.
People always forget that Wolverine is Canadian.
Sherlock Holmes is not dead masterpost, incase you wanted to see them all in one place. <3
Every nerd needs to know: HOW will Sherlock reveal his not-dead-ness?
50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada
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Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticized fiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.
so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex
it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine
i know my shit okay
im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid
knowledge on you right now.
Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.
So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.
Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.
Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.
Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.
Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.
Credit to the creator: Protest Resources
Smart people make words for the masses.
Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again.
Remember, remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot.
Time to watch it again.
I just got this picture as a text from a number I didn’t recognize. I sent back, “Who is this?”
The reply: “DRUNK UNCLE SAM MOTHERFUCKERS!”
Right then… I just got drunk-texted by Uncle Sam.
And this is why tumblr is hilarious.
Yesterday a very nervous girl stopped me on Broadway. “I always tell my boyfriend how much I love him,” she said, “but he never believes me. I was hoping you could help me send him a message.”
“On the blog?” I asked.
She hesitated, then answered: “Yes.”
I told her I couldn’t do it. “I’ll take your photo and email it to you,” I said, “but I can’t share it.” I explained to her that I have a hard rule about not photographing people who stop me on the street— otherwise the requests would quickly become unmanageable.
In addition to this, I get so many emails from very young couples asking me to document their Greatest Of All Loves. They normally express their relationships in cinematic terms, saying things like: “It took me 15 years, but I finally found my soulmate.” Or “Even though we go to different high schools, the strength of our love has allowed us to persevere through the hardship. Please take our photo.”
I think I join the rest of the adult community in a little eye rolling, along the lines of: “Yeah, yeah, been there. Don’t worry— the hormones will level off.” But while editing the girl’s photo, I realized that I’ve probably been a bit too dismissive of these sentiments. Young love is a huge part of life. Sometimes it evolves into something steadier and longer lasting— more often it doesn’t. But few things have the power to consume us so completely.
So here’s my tribute to that experience. To the recipient of this message: Your girlfriend really, really loves you.
Speaks for itself.
What would Jesus do?
It’s funny that after so much rhetoric and propaganda, the “Christian Left” is such a surreal thing to read.
The traditional term for homosexuality in China is “the passion of the cut sleeve boys” (断袖之癖), so named from the story of Emperor Ai of Han (27 BCE - 1 BCE) and Dong Xian (23 BCE - 1 BCE). As the story goes, Emperor Ai fell in love with a minor official named Dong Xian. Dong Xian quickly gained the Emperor’s favor. One afternoon as they slept in bed, Emperor Ai woke up. Rather than wake his lover, he cut the sleeves of his robe to let his lover sleep longer. Homosexuality was regarded as a normal affair up until the late Qing dynasty when the government attempted to westernize the country.
An amazing difference between the western label for homosexuality, and the eastern expression. I dare say it’s poetic.