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Mark Twain’s House, Hartford, CT

Photo by Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)

Soooooooooooooooooooo Prrreetttyyy GIMME

Knowing this place exists has somehow made my life better :)

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protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada

Use, redistribute, print. 

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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

Let me

just

fucking

drop

some fucking

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.

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8/25/2012 (10:17pm) 980 notes

works of literature that are “fanfiction”

bemusedlybespectacled:

stannisbaratheon:

  • the divine comedy by dante allighieri is fanfiction of christian mythology
  • la morte d’arthur is fanfiction of arthurian legend
  • snow, glass, apples by neil gaiman is fanfiction of snow white
  • tangled, shrek, beauty and the beast, snow white and the seven dwarfs are fanfiction of the grimm fairytales
  • the grimm fairy tales are fanfiction of german folk tales
  • all of shakespeare’s works are fanfiction of history and mythology
  • the aeneid by virgil is fanfiction of the iliad
  • the iliad and the odyssey by homer are fanfiction of greek mythology
  • a song of ice and fire by george rr martin is fanfiction of every fucking fantasy trope there is
  • everything
  • is
  • fan fiction
  • because we all draw
  • from the same
  • coffer that is called human consciousness
  • because we write what we see and what we know
  • because art is the representation of life
  • to be invested in life is to be a “fan” of it
  • to be invested enough to write about it is to produce literature
  • i mean seriously
  • the new testament is the fanfiction of the old testament
  • perhaps in the same way that christianity is fanfiction of judaism
  • everything
  • that has ever been done
  • is because something else has preceded it
  • because we, as a race, is about progress
  • and development
  • fanfiction is a modern term
  • but the process behind “fanfiction” is old
  • and inherent
  • in the human
  • species

WICKED IS FANFICTION OF THE WIZARD OF OZ

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA MUSICAL IS FANFICTION OF THE BOOK

AND IT HAS ITS OWN FANFICTION “SEQUEL,” THE PHANTOM OF MANHATTEN

WHICH WAS THEN ADAPTED INTO A MUSICAL

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES IS FANFICTION OF AUSTEN

ACTUALLY, EVERY “MODERN ADAPTATION” OF A WORK IS A GODDAMNED HIGH SCHOOL AU

SHUT THE HELL UP

o..o

#FanFiction#Literature#Interesting#Comparison#wut?#Words?

2/9/2012 (12:42pm)

Like Ya Do

I realize that I haven’t really sat (or stood) somewhere and talked to the tubes :| That kind of makes me sad. So, yesterday afternoon after(college)-hours, I sat down and just chatted… with Kallie in the background. Good times :)

(Source: youtu.be)

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