So after constantly making fun of and hating it, I finally decided to read 50 Shades of Grey and give it a chance. I’m about halfway through (I think??) and here’s what I have to say so far:
This book is shit
The writing level is that of a high school freshman (how many times does she have to say “inner goddess,” “threateningly,” “command,” etc.)
This is not an accurate representation of BDSM. This is a fucking rape fantasy.
I just finished the part where he has sex with her in the boathouse at his parents and I’m furious. She makes it VERY clear she doesn’t want to be spanked, and while he doesn’t, he keeps threatening her that he will soon/in the future.
Healthy BDSM requires enthusiastic consent/trust from both partners. In this shit stain, all I’m seeing is someone reluctantly allow something they’re not comfortable with to happen through manipulation and threats. Which isn’t consent at all.
Here’s some dialogue Ana has with herself to prove my point. In this scene, she has already agreed to be Christian’s submissive, but is having second thoughts and is voicing them to him, to which he asks “why” and she thinks to herself;
"What do I say? Because I think I love you, and you just see me as a toy. Because I can’t touch you, because I’m too frightened to show you any affection in case you flinch or tell me off or worse -beat me. What can I say?"
Yup. Sooo much consent right there.
Fuck this book.
You’re comment was so incredibly sexist that I don’t even know where to begin. Obviously, you don’t understand the very complex and intricate nature of kinks/fetishes. If a woman wants to be dominating and a man wants to be submissive (consensually), there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that and it sure as hell doesn’t affect you or anyone else around them so I have no idea why you’re so offended by the thought.
I’m a woman. You’re encouraging dangerous stereotypes that result in violence and abuse. Also, there are millions of words to chose from, and you decide to call me a “retard?” Grow up.
Women who think it is “sexy” to be dominate are absolutely stupid and need an education on men. Men are meant to dominate. Women most definitely are not. You should want your man to be the one to take hold of you, rough you up a bit, control you. There is nothing sexier than that. Men are made to be strong. It doesn’t matter what any of you stupid females say, THIS is how it is supposed to be. If you think anything different, you shouldn’t be with a man. Bow down to your men, appreciate them for being MEN, kiss their fucking feet while you’re down there so they know it’s real. REAL women should never want anything less than this. I’m not saying you should allow a man to be an overpowering dickface. That’s not what it is to be dominate. Dominating your woman is not to be taken as “controlling, abusing and forcing(in any way). It is time women realize that men will always be the Alpha. We have no power over them. Embrace that fact, learn to respect it and love it.
I know I sure do.
What the actual fuck did I just read??
New installation by Pip & Pop in Kurashiki, Okayama: Through a Hole in the Mountain
I have wanted to make an animated illustration since, about, a million years ago. Hey, wow, this is my 7,777th post.
Done in Manga Studio 5 & Photoshop CS3 Took so many hours.
"No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close."
- Chuck Palahniuk