one of my uni friends just went for a second interview for the csm fashion ma, she had her first one with louise w before she died and this time she got in and i think we’re both gunna defer so she’ll be there and i’ll be at the rca dang
things i wanna buy when someone employs me;
juicy couture tracksuit
massive prints of me by maisie
go to all the exhibitions i need to see
go out to eat
the magazines im gunna b in next month
the other day someone said
"once you go ‘lucy’ you’re gunna need a fucking loan’
think i’ll get that on the next batch of business cards hahaa
when a magazine wants high-res images of work from years ago and you hunt down the original images to find you didnt shoot on raw and theyre all jpg 72dpi :D
Anonymous said: 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.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
Boycott, boycott, boycott. As said above, BDSM is not the problem. It is also not present in 50 Shades. 50 Shades is abuse; it is not BDSM.
I remember listening to the audiobooks of this book for research more than anything, and thinking that if you looked at this story on paper it shouldnt have been a ‘happy ending’. I thought that if this relationship’s dynamic had played out in the real world Ana would have most likely ended up dead
still funemployed, still going to job interviews and being told to ‘enjoy my summer’ with no money…