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Dylan, being not so good at lacrosse, but being amazing at good looking.

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While much of the sex in Fifty Shades is as cruel and sadistic as in mainstream porn, it is expertly packaged for women who want a “fairy tale” ending. In male-targeted porn, the woman is interesting only for as long as the sex lasts. Once done with her, the man is onto the next, and the next, and the next. … She is disposable, interchangeable, and easily replaced. No happy ending here for women.

In Fifty Shades, however, the naïve, immature, bland Anastasia is, for some unfathomable reason, the most compelling woman our rich, sadistic, narcissistic hero has ever met, and he not only kisses her during sex (something you rarely see in Internet hardcore porn) but he doesn’t move on to the next conquest once he has had his wicked way with her. In fact, he actually marries her and confesses undying love. As one of the female fans I interviewed said, this is like Pretty Woman all over again.

Indeed, Fifty Shades is about as realistic as Pretty Woman. How many prostitutes do you know who end up living in marital bliss with a former john? I would guess about the same number of women who live happily ever after with a man who dictates, in a written contract, what to eat and wear, and when to exercise, wax, and sleep. In my work, I meet many women who started out like our heroine, only to end up, a few years later, not in luxury homes, but running for their lives to a battered women’s shelter with a couple of equally terrified kids in tow. No happy ending here, either.

In his book on batterers, Lundy Bancroft provides a list of potentially dangerous signs to watch out for from boyfriends. Needless to say, Mr. Grey is the poster boy of the list, not only with his jealous, controlling, stalking, sexually sadistic behavior, but his hypersensitivity to what he perceives as any slight against him, his whirlwind romancing of a younger, less powerful woman, and his Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings. Any one of these is potentially dangerous, but a man who exhibits them all is lethal.

And yet women of all ages are swooning over this guy and misreading his obsessive, cruel behavior as evidence of love and romance. Part of the reason for this is that his wealth acts as a kind of up-market cleansing cream for his abuse, and his pathological attachment to Anastasia is reframed as devotion, since he showers luxury items on her. This is a very retrograde and dangerous world for our daughters to buy into, and speaks to the appalling lack of any public consciousness as to the reality of violence against women.

Fifty Shades also reveals just how pornographic our culture has become over the last decade or so. While the old Harlequin romance novels had narcissistic heroes who toyed, sexually and psychologically, with their much younger prey, however remote and emotionally challenged he was, the hero did not have a torture chamber tucked away in his basement. Fifty Shades of Grey is Harlequin on steroids, a kind of romance novel for the porn age in which overt sexual sadism masquerades as adoration and love. New as this is, the ending remains depressingly the same for real women who end up falling for the Mr. Greys of the world.

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Sadistic Romance: Why are Women Devouring Fifty Shades of Grey?

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unskinny:

Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy eating.

Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy wearing.

Stop apologizing for how you prefer to spend your day.

Stop apologizing for the things that make you happy.

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biscuitsarenice:

We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.

Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975

Mind. Blown.

This woman is amazing. 

… Huh

I am going to reblog this photoset of my AMAZING AUNT every time I see it

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rape-and-pillaging-the-internet:

schmurple:

think-progress:

Arizona Professor Offers Extra Credit To Female Students Who Stop Shaving Their Armpits

Professor Breanne Fahs offers female students extra-credit if they “stop shaving their legs and underarms for ten weeks during the semester while keeping a journal to document their experiences.” For Fahs, who teaches women and gender studies, the purpose is to get students thinking critically about societal norms and gender roles.A similar opportunity is available to men in Fahs’ classes who recieve extra credit for shaving all of their hair from the neck down.One student, Stephanie Robinson, described it as a “life-changing experience:"Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair. I also noticed the looks on faces of strangers and people around campus who seemed utterly disgusted by my body hair. It definitely made me realize that if you’re not strictly adhering to socially prescribed gender roles, your body becomes a site for contestation and public opinion."

Nobody wants to hear about your armpit hair. Nobody.

Nobody wants to hear your opinion. Nobody.

At least I’m not a feminist. I have tha tgoing for me, so people know off the bat that I’m not fucking retarded/ 

At least I’m not an ableist anti choice brat who can’t take off her privilege glasses long enough to see that we beed feminism because there are women of color out there suffering, there are queer women out there suffering, and there are some areas where men don’t have it well either.

proudlyafeminist:

rape-and-pillaging-the-internet:

proudlyafeminist:

rape-and-pillaging-the-internet:

schmurple:

think-progress:

Arizona Professor Offers Extra Credit To Female Students Who Stop Shaving Their Armpits

Professor Breanne Fahs offers female students extra-credit if they “stop shaving their legs and underarms for ten weeks during the semester while keeping a journal to document their experiences.” For Fahs, who teaches women and gender studies, the purpose is to get students thinking critically about societal norms and gender roles.
A similar opportunity is available to men in Fahs’ classes who recieve extra credit for shaving all of their hair from the neck down.
One student, Stephanie Robinson, described it as a “life-changing experience:
"Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair. I also noticed the looks on faces of strangers and people around campus who seemed utterly disgusted by my body hair. It definitely made me realize that if you’re not strictly adhering to socially prescribed gender roles, your body becomes a site for contestation and public opinion."

Nobody wants to hear about your armpit hair. Nobody.

Nobody wants to hear your opinion. Nobody.

At least I’m not a feminist. I have tha tgoing for me, so people know off the bat that I’m not fucking retarded/ 

At least I’m not an ableist anti choice brat who can’t take off her privilege glasses long enough to see that we beed feminism because there are women of color out there suffering, there are queer women out there suffering, and there are some areas where men don’t have it well either.

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Anonymous said: Australian indigenous are the most over privileged people EVER. free housing, welfare, subsidized bills etc basically any kind of medical treatment is free, counseling, medications, ANYTHING. i grew up in outback Australia, there are girls that didnt finish school, no basic grammar, multiple children yet she gets a free house, government job & welfare. BUT NO RACISM IS SO REAL. aboriginals get everything here.

whitepeoplestealingculture:

You’re literally the most racist piece of shit to come on here.

Subsidized housing, free medical care, etc will never compensate for rape, murder torture, theft, and cultural assimilation white people have forced on them. Especially when some of them are need that type of aid because of the legacy of imperialism.


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zavywavi:

ribqueen:

cool and relevant ppt presentation but jsyk, the term “ethnic cleansing” is a gross euphemism for “genocide”.

THIS. Thank you. This isn’t a “conflict,” this isn’t a complex issue. I was discussing it with a friend earlier - if you want to put this into perspective, view it as the modern day creation of the United States. What could only complicate this, is that it’s condoned legally and promoted through state-sponsored programs. 

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smartercities:

Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System | FastCompany
The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire. After seeing children in India drinking dirty water from a stagnant pool, she decided, in her words, “to find a solution to the global water crisis.” And then she actually made some progress towards that goal, developing a solar-powered water purification system.

smartercities:

Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System | FastCompany

The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire. After seeing children in India drinking dirty water from a stagnant pool, she decided, in her words, “to find a solution to the global water crisis.” And then she actually made some progress towards that goal, developing a solar-powered water purification system.

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betterthandarkchocolate:

I speak several languages and I find when I’m not concentrating I lapse into other language. Even when speaking to those that don’t understand the language.

As Spanish is my strongest second language, I often send texts and messages to people in Spanish without thinking.

I’m curious does this happen to other multilingual people?

¿O soy un idiota? :P

It happens to me too! Spanish is my main language and I switch to English without noticing sometimes ^^ (or less likely French…) or just because the word or the idea I’m trying to say is more accurate in that language and I can’t find the right words to say in Spanish for that! So weird…

(BTW, if you identify as agender, in Spanish agender people usually use an -X or a an -E instead of -O/-A so you can say “O ¿soy unx/une idiota?” if you want, I’m telling you in case you didn’t know ^-^ ).

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slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

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