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New selfie pic taken today. Got my hair coloured, highlighted, trimmed and flat-ironed. Wanted to get it done before my birthday next week.

New selfie pic taken today. Got my hair coloured, highlighted, trimmed and flat-ironed. Wanted to get it done before my birthday next week.

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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.


This god dam it this

jfc thank you 


And this is exactly why I have nothing to do with the books or the upcoming movie.

Also the poor grammar, spelling and sentence structure. I snuck a peak at a colleague’s copy, and rather quickly shook my head.

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Emmerdale Spoilers: Vanessa Bags Herself A New Man!


Emmerdale Spoilers: Vanessa Bags Herself A New Man!

Since arriving in Emmerdale, Vanessa has been infatuated with best friend and fellow vet Rhona. Having accepted that Rhona does not feel the same way, Vanessa hasn’t exactly been too bothered about finding Mr or Mrs right, but…

Really? The ‘man’ is a 17 year old boy. WTF?

1) Yay for a story for Vanessa, but…
2) If you’re actually going to have Vanessa hook up with a guy, can he at least be closer to her age (ie. late 30s) and not someone who hasn’t even hit his 20s?

I’ll watch the storyline just because it’s Vanessa and it’s been a long time since she’s been involved in a story as more than just a side bit. She needs more story time with her female friends like Rhona, Moira and Chas.

Filed under Emmerdale Vanessa Woodfield