Clark Parker

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Anonymous asked: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

swoleinvelvet:

therealbarbielifts:

middleclassreject:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

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.

REBLOG FOREVER.

Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

There we go this explains this perfectly

dont-touchmycurves

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littlezombiekid:

the-uncensored-she:

Women should NOT be forced to feed their babies in a bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.

Forever reblog

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soprie:

Sex is not a need.

SEX IS NOT A NEED.

Basic human needs include: (unpolluted) Food, Water, air and shelter from the elements in terms of clothing and housing.

MEDICINE is a need when illness arises.

SEX IS NOT A NEED.

YOU DO NOT NEED SEX TO SURVIVE AS A HUMAN BEING.

PASSING ON YOUR GENES IS NOT A HUMAN RIGHT.

IF NOBODY WANTS TO HAVE YOUR BABIES, TOO BAD.

IMPROVE YOUR PERSONALITY.

IT’S NOBODY’S JOB TO BONE YOU.

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lightningthekid:

Hello, everyone.

My name is Harley and two days ago, I was sexually assaulted by my stepfather while in Canada, a foreign country to me and his home country.

For background, I am a twenty-two year old queer individual with a vagina, and I’m currently finishing the final classes I need before graduating through summer online courses. The house is in a rural area, between mountains, woods all around us and residences far apart. After the assault, I sought help from the neighbor, who happens to be his sister, and I was denied access to the phone to call for help and my stepdad came over to semi-drag me back.

I stopped fighting, and that’s when he set me in the car, went back to finish talking to his sister. I waited, and then I ran, barefoot through the woods, climbed a neighbor’s fence, went inside their house, through it when nobody was there and ran across the road. By luck, a man was outside two houses over, and he ran to me, helped me inside, and the couple living there called the cops. The cop referred me to a transition house/women’s shelter, which is where I am currently. My stepdad maintains nothing happened, and my mother is questioning whether it did, while nearly the entirety of the rest of my family feels the same outside of my sister. 

Because I ran barefoot, I received severe bruising that later made it difficult to walk, and I was transported to the hospital. They found a fractured right foot and sprained left ankle.

I lived in North Carolina, but I intend to travel to Boston, MA so I can stay with a friend and try to get a desk job while my feet heal. My stuff is largely still in NC along with my car, so my sister who lives there has offered to try and help me get it all towed up to where I end up moving. I am enrolled in the final online courses required for my graduation from my university, and a third has been payed off. The remaining amount is approximately $600. My likelihood of achieving temporary housing is fair to good due to good friends, though I am injured and unsure of job options. My car is uninsured, as well as myself, and so I’ll need to get insurance (six months worth, from my understanding, in order to prove I’m committed) in order to utilize my car for transportation. This will be approximately $800.

This campaign is important to me because it’s literally the difference between a new life and, honestly, having no clue where I’m going. I have several people offering to help, but it will take a lot more than they are able to give, but I am extremely grateful. I’m grateful to anyone who donates whether it be $10 or $1 —and for those who are unable, if you could share a link or spread the word, I’d be very appreciative.

I’m asking for 10,000 as a ceiling number, but I’d be happy with 1,000 or whatever amount people are willing to offer. It’s only been a couple days, and I’m at a loss for exactly how much I’m going to need in order to get home and start a new life.

Thank you to everyone who donates as well as those who share and send well wishes. I’m really grateful.

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-victim-of-sexual-assault-get-on-feet/x/7690117

Help this person out. I can’t donate but my prayers to you!

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guyfitblr:

And finally someone said it

Here’s a thing. 

This is a joke, and I get it, however, a threshold for male attractiveness is set so much lower then the one for the women.

Our society claims all women must wear makeup to be attractive. 

This joke, has no truth to it and is more offensive than funny.

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