Like why bother with something not good just because it’s something?
Especially when you know the difference. Which not many people do. I mean, do you?
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"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
YES, THERE IS NOW A MUCH NEEDED GIF SET FOR THIS!
If you want to think about sexual sadism as 'just about sex' in a book which shows a sophisticated, sadistic, groomer who goes after a vulnerable young girl and then basically seduces her into violence, which is what the book is about, and I do agree [that] the film will do very well, I’m sure, because it has a massive PR machine behind it. But what we’re talking about is not so much being judgmental, there’s cultural criticism here: What does it mean to live in a society where 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted and we have a book that eroticizes violence against women and thus renders that violence invisible? …
Let’s look at what [women] are enchanted by: The first thing is that Christian Grey is portrayed as super-rich. I doubt that Anastasia, the woman in it who’s 21 but sounds like a 14 year old, would be so taken over, bowled over by him if he was living on welfare in a council flat eating cereal for dinner. The fact that he’s wealthy, he showers her with luxuries, that she is so naïve and vulnerable - she doesn’t even know what an orgasm is. She is completely the type of female that these sadistic men go after: they groom them, they can smell them a mile off. And I’m saying, it’s not an issue of, ‘If you don’t like it, don’t go and see it!’ The issue is the kind of violence that images basically legitimize and create against a minority oppressed group and that’s exactly what women are given the level of violence against them today.
What is fantasy? We don’t have a separate brain for fantasy and a separate brain for reality just as we don’t have a separate body for fantasy or reality. When you read media images and you basically internalize those images they construct your worldview. We have known that in media studies for 40 years: that the images you consume have a profound effect on the way you perceive the world, the way you perceive yourself, the way you perceive your gender, and the way you perceive sexuality.
People have wanted to see images of violence against oppressed groups ever since we’ve developed media images, it doesn’t make it okay. What we have to do is put the book in the context of the real world [and] … it normalizes it and condones it, it does.
I know that from years and years of research, empirical research into how media affects people. I’m not just making this up as I go along, I have been studying media for 25 years. We know without a doubt. If media did not affect people why would we have a multi-billion dollar a year advertising industry? If you think images have no effect then you tell me why businesses are pouring billions of dollars into advertisements. It’s because they sell products. If you can sell products through images you can also sell ideologies, worldviews, norms and values through images."
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Live journal, DEAD JOURNAL (bow before your elder goth, children) AND diaryland. Been on that blogging game for more than…
ALL of them. So many of them. Livejournal, diaryland, greatestjournal, … what’s the one we all bailed to after Livejournal? Like, the LAST time. God, remember Yahoo! groups? That’s where it all started for me.