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



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.


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From CinemaBlend (Source: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Why-Legend-Korra-Moving-Online-What-Best-Show-66425.html):

"Going into detail about the situation, DiMartino said that this move is actually just one part of a much larger “sea-change” currently going on in the television industry. Slowly but surely, the model of network and cable channels is fading away as more and more people are choosing to watch shows online. While this is the case with many series nowadays, it’s especially true for the Last Airbender spinoff. 

"According to DiMartino, while Legend of Korra did put up solid numbers while airing on Nickelodeon, the stats for digital downloads and streaming have been “insane.” In fact, when the last finale of the show went online it wound up being the biggest hit on Nick.com all year. Paired with the fact that the series didn’t really fit in with the rest of the network’s programming on the air, the decision was made to move the remaining Book 3 episodes online. 

"The co-creator/executive producer’s tone suggested that what’s being done for Legend of Korra really is for the best, but he also recognized that the way the announcement was handled wasn’t great. “It caught us by surprise and wasn’t done in the smoothest way and was upsetting,” DiMartino said before adding, “It happened in a bit of a messy way.”

Hopefully this clears up the unexpected news. The Nielsen Ratings have already added online viewers to their numbers. This is a great move, as other shows that got cancelled due to low ratings on TV without awareness of online viewership can be revived (Arrested Development and Community) Same goes to Futurama in a far distant future.

Link here: Nielsen adds Web viewers to its TV ratings - CNN.com

Just be happy that Korra will show all of the complete episodes online!

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