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African Literature and African Historical Experiences dHere s no thought on her end about Christian s allusion to her rape escape is appalling How she glosses over it all and makes a fucking joke about it is appalling It continues by the way I would have been fine I was with Kate And the photographer he Christian snaps at me Jos just got out of line I shrugA shrug is aismissive gesture just in case you were wondering She The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner dismisses sexual assault as getting out of line Sheownplays the severity of what happened Why The Essential Academic Dean: A Practical Guide to College Leadership (JB - Anker Series) does sheo this Because it s awkward to talk about it Because it s scary to think that someone she knows and trusts assaulted her and that when she tried to push him away and said no he ignored her Guess what It s always going to suck to talk about It s always scary to realize that statistics say that if you re raped you ll know your attacker But we need to talk about these things because if we Taken by the Alien Savage (Warriors of the Oasis, don t nothing will ever changeAnd now the grand finale victim shaming and blaming You see Jos feels bad for what heid At first Ana is pissed at him as she should be and even after he calls her numerous times and leaves several messages she continues to ignore him Maid For An Alien Prince deciding to let him stew Then the NEXT DAY this happens The memory of Jos s attempted kiss haunts me I m beginning to feel a bit cruel not calling him backShe feels cruel She feels cruel for not returning the calls of the man that forced himself upon her Well of course sheoes She s been trained to be gracious and polite He s addressing her Rule number one has taught her that she should smile in this situation so it would make sense that she feels bad for not Reading Migration and Culture doing so Twoays later they talk Can I see you I m sorry about Friday night I was The Formula for Success drunkand youwell Ana please forgive me Of course I forgive you Jos Juston t African Literature and Social Change do it again You know Ion t feel like that about you Here s where I start to get really angry and you what exactly Were there Were breathing Had tits How can Jos s behavior in any way be blamed on Ana This is the she Hey Kidz Buy This Book deserved to be raped because she was wearing a skirt mentality that needs to be burned from our collective minds No one can ever make youo anything Everything you Please Will Someone Help Me? do every way you behave is a choice that you and you alone make So no there is no and you Books like this with scenes like the ones I ve spoken about only perpetuate our silence our ignorance ouriscomfort and our complicity They reinforce unhealthy behaviors and thinking patterns and they perpetuate rape culture Authors I beg you Seventh Street Alchemy A Selection of Writings from the Caine Prize for African Writing 2004 Caine Prize for African Writing series don t cover tough issues and strong themes if you can to them justice Grant them the Dripping Hot Action depth and the severity theyeserve PleaseBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest What in the hell just happened Did I really read that Oh my god I No Place To Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse did Iid read that Meet Anastasia Steele Ana is just a giant mess of a human being She s insecure to the point of it being laughable klutzy even though she only trips twice in the entire book and a complete All That Glitters (Alchemys Heirs ditz She s a virgin of course who s never taken any sexual interest in anyone before Right I m fairly certain there hasn t been a woman this naive since round about 1954 At one point she thinks putting her hair in pigtails will keep her safe from Christian s lusty advances Fuckin really She flushes constantly and on several occasions referred to her hoo hoo naughty place asown there Next we have Christian Grey Christian is a misogynistic self loathing abusive piece of shit Apparently his only redeeming ualities are in this order his ridiculous good looks his money and his giant penis The only time Ana seems to like him as a person is when he s being lovable and those times are few and far between Most of the time he s serious brooding and threatening How charmingI knew from the very first line this wasn t going to be good I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror It was cemented that early my African American English: A Linguistic Introduction deepeep Great Short Stories by African-American Writers dislike for this moronic simpering asshole Your hair won t behave Guess what My suspicions were confirmed a few pages later when Ana admits that any sympathy she feels for her sick friend is unwelcome Unwelcome apparently because her friend is beautiful even when she has the flu What a petty jealous cunt The only thing that made the first 4% of this book tolerable was the fact that I read it aloud to my younger brother and his freuent commentary was amusinglyistracting Once he gave up however I had to travel the rest of the road alone What a painful journey it was My first impressions of Ana were bad Drunk On Chocolate deservedly so What were my first impressions of Christian Well That s how I felt about Christian Grey From the beginning Any time an author tries to sell me on a character s charm by waxing hormonal about how ridiculously good looking he is I snicker inwardly I can t think why HuhAnyway after reading about theescription of Christian s building hello first penis metaphor I had to sit through the awful Major Problems in African-American History: From Freedom to Freedom Now, 1865-1990s (Major Problems in American History Series) dialogue between these smarmy idiots and hope beyond hope that something anything wouldistract me enough to see me through to the end Turns out I found something about 15% through I went back and counted and kept track throughout the rest of the book and Academia do you have any idea how many fucking times Ana said Oh my in this monumentally bad missive Do you I ll tell you 79 79 motherfucking times He pulled me back against his chest oh my He began kissing a trailown my belly oh my He s an insufferable A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars douchenozzle oh my I m just thankful that neither lions tigers nor bears were brought into this mess at any point About halfway through I wished I been keeping track of the word crap because Ana is constantly sayingthinking it Crap Holy Crap Double and Triple Crap Oh Crap This Crap That Crap any and all Crap Speaking of crap if I ever ever ever have to hearread the words inner goddess again I m going to construct a pyre out of tampons and maxi pads light it and toss unsuspecting women into it My inner goddess will cap yours in the face if you Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America don t shut the fuck up I m sorry I just couldn t take any of this seriously His playroom His playroom Really Or how about his weird ass issues with food He wants the girl slim and in shape yet he won t stop trying to force her to eat I simply love the attempt EL James made at giving these pathetic shells personalities Ana wears Converserives a vintage car and likes classic British lit Yawn haven t heard any of that before And Christian we know Christian s super eep and sophisticated because he plays the piano and listens to obscure classical music This is how we know Edward Christian is really just a lost soul in need of love his love of music Everyone knows that no one threatening listens to music Music lovers just aren t capable of oing anything bad Surprise Psychos like music too Since this is considered nothing than mommy porn I will attempt to pander to that particular Aliens Vs Predator demographic for a moment Were the sex scenes well written Well none of it was particularly well written The sex scenes could be kind ofhonestly they were kind of boring I ve had exciting sex myself so I guess reader response to the sex scenes isependent on reader experience There s nothing revolutionary here and a lot of it is just plain unrealistic I mean come on he pretty much jackhammers her hymen and she walks away with nothing than a passing pleasant soreness Riiiight How about the time he gives her a handjob with a soapy washcloth Hello Apparently neither one of them has ever heard of a urinary tract infection Oh or we could talk about her first time giving Christian a blowjob uring which Ana established herself as some kind of ueen of Deepthroat Anyone wanna hear about the tampon scene Oh you ve already heard about the tampon scene Yeah same here although hearing about it and reading the actual scene are a bit ifferent For some reason you imagine it being worse than it actually is while at the same time reading about it is horrifying than you could possibly imagine He reaches between my legs and pulls on the blue string what Andgently pulls my tampon out and tosses it into the nearby toilet Look I m not against sex Academic Writing, Real World Topics during menses but a guy plucking out a girl s tampon Yeah gross I m not a prude but there are certain lines people just shouldn t cross What makes it worse is that Christian is just thrilled that Ana s raggin because he hates using condoms Apparently Mr GinormoDickoesn t know that a woman can get pregnant while on her period Which is hilarious considering all the teaching and training he s Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book doing to remedy Ana s sexual ignorance Sexualependence thy name is Anastasia Steele We re supposed to believe that this girl has gone 21 years neither having had sex nor masturbating Hm Well Christian s supposed sexual prowess makes a bit sense now as Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic does Ana s assertion that he has a giant bologna wand She has absolutely zero experience and she s never once had anything in there Thing could be the size of a baby carrot and she still be like Oh my glob How is it ever going to fit It s good that she stockpiled all those potential orgasms though because now she s capable of having like 15 a African Literature 9 day or something It s ridiculous Come to think of it Christian s obsession with her eating habits makes a bit sense now She was probably beginning to look like something out of a horror movie Seriously though are we going to take the word of a girl who is apparently so undersexed she s never even masturbated I guess I can sort of understand this obsession with some kind of an awakening butreally Oh he s soooo good in bed How the hell would she know She has absolutely nothing with which to compare not even her ownamn hand Now I ll be totally honest the biggest issue I have with Fifty Shades of Shit is neither the sex nor the horrible writing It s the plot Thin as it is it s still there its core message being that given it s still there its core message being that given time you can change someone While I Alien Conquest don t have any problem with this if all you re trying too is help them to lose weight or uit smoking when you re talking about an emotionally and Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide dangerously close to physically abusive relationship sending that kind of message is ridiculous and irresponsible Christian is controlling possessive condescending and cruel Heoesn t allow Ana to behave as she normally would and Ana just puts up with it insistent that if she can give him what he wants when he wants as often as he wants she can eventually begin to pull his strings Will it work In the books probably In real life No Almost never How many misguided women are going to waste their lives on some emotionally retarded prick because they ve read shit like this and think this kind of fucked up fairytale will come true for them I ve known women with this mentality Oh he s so Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery dark andangerous and threatening but he s got a sad lonely side and if I could just figure out what s wrong I could change him Wake the fuck up He may be hot he may have a huge Conjure In African American Society dick he may even be rich thatoesn t make him a good person It Womens Political Activism in Palestine doesn t even make him a potentially good person uitBeingAFuckingIdiot Look I can make my words Staccato like Christian Now hold still while I choke you until you pass out Ana and Christian I saidon t roll your eyes at meChristian stalks Ana which she turns into a fucking joke and whispers things to her threateningly She s constantly afraid he s going to beat the crap out of her and with good reason as he on than one occasion tells her he s going towants toPotential rape is Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, downplayed Ana s friend Jake Jose starts pushing himself on her rather vehemently when they re bothrunk Ana repeatedly says no but Jose just keeps trying to go in for the kill Admiral Chaps busts on up with his riding crop however and saves her Ana understandably avoids Jose for a while after that and when her other friend asks her why all Ana says is He made a pass at me Later on she and Jose are friends again the attempted kiss forgotten SighRapists appear to be a theme Christian tells Ana that he gets off on having complete and total control over another person This is not just in the bedroom but in Ana s overall life On several occasions he fails to yield when Ana says no plunging on regardless assured she ll like whatever he The alphas abused mate does anyway so why bother stopping And there are women out there who think this is romantic I wish you the best of luck ladies Just keep in mind that while you re fantasizing about abusive misogynistic assholes like Grey there are a lot of womenealing with the horrors of actually living with men like him For all you ladies bustin out your toys while Word Alchemy daydreaming about Hunky Mr Grey I want you too something for me It ll only take a moment Close your eyes Think about all the things Christian Grey oes in the book Not just those supposed sweet things but really everything His condescension his control his insane jealousy his threatsand nowimagine he looks like this Still turned on The end of the book was absolutely hilarious with Ana fleeing in emotional tumult because Christian can t give her what she needs love sniff And we re treated to her alternately being angry about the pain and humiliation she faced at Christian s hands and chastising herself for being a failure and for being mean to Christian It really is classic abuse mentality Yet I see her being touted by some as strong and independent It s this kind of ignorant trash that sets feminism back ecades Women who An Endless Lie defend this book are however unwittingly participating in some of the most blatant misogyny I ve ever witnessed giving the impression that some women enjoy beingebased abused and controlled outside of a consensual Domsub relationship This is not a book about BDSM this is a book about one sick abusive man and his obsession with a young naive invertebrate It s a book about a girl who has absolutely no sense of self who sacrifices any pretense of individuality in order to hold onto a man who ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) doesn t even show her the faintest glimmer of respect It s about two attention starved individuals with the emotional maturity of toilet paper convincing themselves that their relationship is like the best thing ever OMG It s trite insulting andangerous I fear for any impressionable young women who read this and think that this is how an ideal relationship should operate If nothing else it should be issued as a guidebook to mothers around the world to show their My Hero Academia memes for kids - Funny New Memes 2019 daughters the kind of man to avoid at all costs This bookoes good men and indeed all of humanity a After the Tears disservice SighA bestseller They re thinking of turning it into a movieI can t Word Count Oh My 79Crap 101Jeez 82Holy shitfuckcraphellcowmoses 172Whoa 13Gasp 34Gasps 11Sharp Intake of Breath 4Murmur 68Murmurs 139Whisper 96Whispers 103Mutter 28Mutters 23Fifty 16Lip 71Inner goddess 58Subconscious 82Click here for my review of Fifty Shades Darker Fifty Shades 2 You know I was beginning to wonder if I needed to change some of my two star books to one star I was thinking that I might not ever personally read a book worthy of one star and I was messing up my scale by giving some of the lame books I ve read lately two stars instead of oneThank you EL James for proving to me there was something worth waiting for Something that truly exemplifies the meaning of terribleNow hold up all you would beefenders I read this whole thing I Daddy Blames Me did not skip anything Iid not skim I read every word I bought this book with the intention of giving it the benefit of the Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) doubt You see I love erotica and I m not ashamed to say that I both read as you see on my 2012 books I ve already read two others and write it myself So I was thinking to myself oh maybe there s a possibility that even though this is a twi fiction rewrite and even though everyone makes fun of it it could still be a fun little guilty pleasure read that I can laugh along withNONONONOThis book is NOT eroticsexy funny even ironically endearing full of sexual taboosThis book IS repetitive plotless well you knew that painful to get throughepicting manipulative controlling and self Facing the Rising Sun destructive asesirable how to not write a novel how to gain success by using other people s characters barely changing them and then laughing all the way to the bankMost people know about the twilight matchups so I m not going to go into too much Best African American Fiction 2010 detail but it was actually uite sickening how lazy she was to change ANY storyetailsBella Anastasia a clumsy girl who grew up in Arizona Las Vegas with her mother then moved to Forks Vancouver Washington where her Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, dad stepdad lives while her mother lives with her new husband in Florida Georgia She has a younger friend named Jacob Jose with a crush on her and whosead is friends with her Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, dad because they are fishing partners and police force army buddies and who gave her his old truck VW beetleEdward Christian who is adopted and has a sibling named Emmett Elliott and a sister named Alice Mia also adopted who live with their parents Carlisle Carrick really CARRICK We couldn t even change the first three letters and Esme Grace Their father mother is aoctor Rose Kate and Jasper Ethan are also siblings in this story but have been changed to be friends of Anastasia since in Twilight they already have a convenient New Trends Generations in African Literature Today, Alt 20 different last name than the other CullensAlso heazzles herI can t even function over the fact that upon preparing this book for publishing she couldn t change one fucking thing to make it even remotely The Battle over Marriage different That was too hard TOO DAMN HARD The similarities in character are so untouched that I am sincerely appalled that she thought itifferent enough to publish as is It s uite Teaching History for Justice disgustingAlright continuing on and once again I m sure you ve heard this already this book is terribly written Most notably the lack of ability toescribe anything other than the few choice phrases she knows how to type He ran his hands through his hair I bit my lip He told me not to bite my lip Oh jeez He grabbed me by the chin to make me look up at him Holy crap I peeked up at him Lather rinse repeat Over And over And over For 500 pages Then there s the case of multiple personality Laughing to Keep from Dying disorder where she hears the voices of twoistinct other pieces of herself in her head The subconscious the one telling her she s not good enough and the inner goddess the one that s all into the sex It s strange because I m also currently reading a book right now Deadline where the main character hears a voice in his head because he is literally insane and it s written almost the exact same way he talks back to his voice who presents herself in italics just as Anastasia talks back to her two italics voices It s funny because she s supposed to be completely normal and yet shares the same schizophrenic tendencies as a book about someone who is completely insane This is sense Check out this awesome short paragraph from chapter 24 Through the haze of light I suint and see Christian leaning over me smiling Amused Amused at me Dressed In black What are these me smiling Amused Amused at me Dressed In black What are these four in a row What is this punctuation GASP AT HIM BEING CLOTHED Is this supposed to be poetryLet me add some line breaks for poetic interestThrough the haze of light I suint and see Christian leaning over me Smiling Amused Amused at me Dressed In blackThat s almost betterLet s have another shall we from chapter 24 once I INTERRACIAL ROMANCE didn t put that song on my iPod he says casually and puts his footown so that I am thrown back into my seat as the car accelerates along the freeway What He knows what he s Stolen Years doing the bastard Whoid And I have to listen to Britney going on and on WhowhoThe song ends and the iPod shuffles to Damien Rice being morunful Who Who I stare out the window my stomach churning WhoSAY WHO AGAIN BITCH JUST TRY IT I DARE YOUOkay and now maybe even worse than the writing oh hell nothing s worse than the writing nevermind is the lack of plot Now once again you already know this Do I even need to tell you nothing happens Seeing as it s based off of a book where nothing happens you can be guaranteed that as we go one step removed even less happens Here is the part where I apologize to Twilight where I said in my page by page commentary below that 50 Shades was entertaining I was at the very beginning I was young and na ve I Sarah T - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic didn t realize I m sorry You know how The Office kind of got bad after Jim and Pam got together because there was really nothing you were waiting for after that This happens by likechapter 2 You re likeokaywhat now we jut have to watch them whine as a couple for the next zillion pages Okay I can t even fathom that there are two other books written about this couple I literally want to open the window and invite birds to eat my eyes out as punishment for buying and reading this bookAnd now for a bit of tiddlybits I m going to share some information on storywriting that you guys might find interesting and will help show exactly why 50 Shades has zero plot I went to school for film and we had storyevelopment classes One thing we were beaten over the head with about is something called the 7 Sentence Story This will help for any writers that are writing their books to be cinematic or would like their novel to be considered for film purposes this is by no means a rule but a really helpful guideline First you need a problem a conflict A reason to tell a story Once you have that your plot should be able to be escribed in seven sentences thuslyExposition we are introduced to the protagonist andor main charactersInciting Incident something happens that kicks off the conflict the whole point of andor main charactersInciting Incident something happens that kicks off the conflict the whole point of storyPlot Point 1 because of the inciting incident character sets off to o somethingcorrect the problem etcMidpoint here in film you might see a montage but it s a place where either plot point 1 is resolved or there is a transition in the characters way of thinkingPlot Point 2 often an even bigger issue arises or a twist that changes or accelerates the conflictClimax final showdown or Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies decisions needed to be madeResolution everything comes to an end the conflict is settled in one way or anotherBasically if you can tell your story in this way in seven sentences you ll know that A the main point is clear B that your storyoesn t wander too much in Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree differentirections and C that you actually have a plot to stand on that you can justify there s enough substance there And since that s a lot of vagueness we ll go with a classic captivedominant story to show how one tells a story in seven sentences Disney s Beauty and the Beast First the main conflictConflict The prince has been turned into a beast and has only a limited time le. 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Fifty Shades of GreyThose of you who have had the privilege of reading Fifty Shades of Grey will appreciate the context in which this review was written For those of you who have not read the book well you ll have to buy a copy to understand the inside joke CONTRACTDated this ay 28th Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources, 1957-1987 (Bibliographical Research in African Written Literatures, No 1) day of October 2011 BETWEENPA LUPTON reader and fan Fifty Shades of Grey by E L JamesAndALL FANS OF EROTIC CONTEMPORARY ROMANCEEXPECTATIONSReaders can expect to find within the pages of this book a flawless rendering of the inte Iidn t want to start this book Many people are praising it but I m simply not into erotica it s too cheap for me But here I am in the mind of the innocent waiting to be Active Noise Control Systems: Algorithms and DSP Implementations (Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing) devoured by the big bad wolf Sounds pornographicoesn t it That s because it is Christian Grey A hot Effective executive in action dude that melts a woman s panties off with just one look The perfect sex toy set out to conuer an innocent girl Grey the sick fck is considered one of the hottest characters out there but heoesn t get to me His Data Structures and Algorithms in C dominance is too much for me to handle and his attitude tends to be annoying and slimy Plus he s just wrong in the head so there s no need to add about this creep Anastasia is an immature insecureesperate idiot who wants to become the whore of Babylon She just wants to listen to her inner goddess wtf and have creepy monkey sex with Grey She has no personality nor will whatsoever she gets excited over the smallest and most idiotic things you can imagine and even though she sees how wrong Grey the sick fck is she still goes for it She s always mooning over Grey like he s some kind of god that she s supposed to worship He tells her that he Fundamentals Of Agriculture Vol -2 doesn t want a serious relationship just sex and she s still ok with it Why Just because he s hot He s aamn To Heal a Wounded Heart disgusting pervert He hurt her the first time they made love she was a virgin for Christ s sake and Ion t buy the crap with it being perfect surely she had vaginal cracks after that and is treating her like a slave Even though he s a successful businessman and he s rich and famous he still can be a psychopath Just watch American Psycho and you ll know what I m talking aboutNow to pick on one of my biggest problems regarding this book THE CONTRACT WTF may I ask Signing paperwork in order to have sex with him Is he a natural hazard or what I get the whole Hey look at me I m badass I have my own company and helicopter gig cause the guy is stinking rich but the contract Isn t anyone getting angry with this I guess not Why would I Narcissistic Abuse Recovery do that To please me Wtf All women want to please him Why Cause he s hot He s a perverted asshle that s what he is He s acting like he owns everyone Aren t you guys angry I have rules and I want you to comply with them They are for your benefit and for my pleasure If you follow these rules to my satisfaction I shall reward you If youon t I shall punish you and you will learn Learn this kicks him in the groin Creep It s about gaining your trust and your respect so you ll let me exert my will over you Heh right eye twitches exert my will eye twitches againAren t you guys angry with this yet uestion for all the people who gave this book great scores If Grey wasn t so hot would you still have given it such great ratings I Pure and Simple Politics: The American Federation of Labor and Political Activism, 18811917 doubt you would So this means that the reason why you love the book is mainly Christian Grey being hot and an uber alpha Shallow much Or maybe you re into all the Christian Grey induced monkey sex and torture Psycho much But who am I to judgeThis book is just aesperate woman s sick fantasy to be treated like a sex slave I m sorry but it A Memory of Mankind doesn t work for me I DNF this because I find it Will Teach for Food Academic Labor in Crisis Cultural Politics disgusting andegrading PS I have to mention this because some people are too smart to get it MY REVIEW IS STRICTLY RELATED TO FIFTY SHADES OF GREY AND NOT BDSM IN GENERAL So take a chill pill and GTFO 0 stars DNF 55% Review edited February 12 2015 Sex is than an act of pleasure it s the ability to be able to feel so close to a person so connected so comfortable that it s almost breathtaking to the point you feel you can t take it And at this moment you re a part of them Author unknown I ve had a rather long list of issues when I Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee decided to abandon ship FSoShit is garbage and if I had read a paperback I would have burned the fucking offending thing It s a total mystery to me why this book ever saw the light ofay because let s face it the writing is incredibly juvenile The story and characters are extremely poorly written and I couldn t for the life of me connect with the Counter Discourse in African Literature dumb clumsy na ve and immature heroine Also the slimy whackoidn t Academic Capitalism and the New Economy Markets State and Higher Education deserve to be called hero Christian is a highly manipulative abusive and stalker ish asshole His whispersidn t endear him to me either He came off as a total creep I honestly Scalia V. Epstein don t understand what Ana saw in him yet on the other hand Iidn t get it why Christian would stalk that bland and vapid wallflower In any event these two Material Alchemy deserved each other and Ana obviously enjoyed Grey s blunt and crude approachThe whole contract business was pretty much mind boggling Ion t believe that a healthy and consensual Domsub relationship could be based upon such crappy and ridiculous rulesChristian the rich Superman sarcasm Falling For A Boss deflowered our wallflower in a way that s not even worthy of losing any words over that pathetic fuck So youid guess right I neither found the sex to be hot nor erotic AtAll Thus I Basics of successful agriculture in the tropics d better buy him a ticket to the next Mars expedition stat That would ensure that Mr Grey would not return to our cozy place called Mother EarthFSoG lackedepth and emotion big time Except of Regenerating Agriculture: Policies and Practice for Sustainability and Self Reliance disgust and anger I felt nothing towards these pathetic main protagonists and their fucked up trip bored me to tearsThe winking smileys irritated the hell outta me and all that inner goddess shit made me almost blow a fuse JesusFuckingChrist Would you give me a break already I ve read a variety of erotica books and Io enjoy great smexin that comes with some kind of They Hear Me Crying Now! (The True Story of Child Abuse Continued) - Child Abuse True Stories depth and great characterization However I m not sorry to say that FSoG is ranking among the worst erotica books I ve ever readWhat s seriously bugging me as well is the fact that the general public thinks that FSoShit provides almost every woman s erotic fantasy Ion t criticize readers who loved this book but I m criticizing the media coverage I Mobilizing Islam don t appreciate it when these people claim to know that s what a general majority of women love to read and want in real life or in the bedroom for that matter Seriously Never Ever FSoG is bad erotica It s bad BDSM too When people say FSoG is empowering women in their sexuality then I think something is seriously wrong Never ever could this story empower me in my sexuality What in God s name is on their minds I cano it all by myself with my very healthy hand and I can gladly say that my boyfriend is empowering me just fine and is taking care of my needs Thank you very much BTW my boyfriend is not an abusive and manipulative stalker Oh yes now it awns on memy boyfriend *is realBottom line the barely there plot and the characters were overly shallow underdeveloped immature and boring The amateurish writing killed *realBottom line the barely there plot and the characters were overly shallow underdeveloped immature and boring The amateurish writing killed esire to read anything else by this author in the future And last but not least my inner goddess was so fucking relieved when she had to uit eventually It was a very tedious and crappy experience and I wish I had never bought this book let alone attempted to go through this rubbish I was in Waiting to Be Heard dire need of bleaching my brainChristopher Hitchens said Everybodyoes have a book in them but in most cases that s where it should stay As a side note Head s up If any of you fuckers comment at the bottom of this review and say You Alien Zookeeper's Abduction don t understand BDSM I will hunt youown and make you eat your computer plus the mouse plus the keyboard plus any other internet connected evices in your home including but not limited to iPhones iPods iPads Androids games consoles and ereaders This book is not an accurate or healthy portrayal of a real BDSM relationship between two consensual and enthusiastic parties Thus by efending it as such you are Knocked Up by a Thug doing aisservice to the actual culture of BDSM no kinkshaming So African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861 don t fuck with me and try to pull that shitOh also there will be a substantial amount of cussing throughout this review If you care about the sanctity of your virgin eyes then shutown your computer and go The Logic of Self-Destruction do something else We are all grown ass adults and this is the internet If you re going to come over and here and lecture me about swearing then I advise that you PIPE the fuck Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era down and stop being so bloodyelicate Alrighty then You guessed it guys it s story timeWhen I was thirteen I The Alchemy of Opposites decided I wanted to be an author For years I chattered away about being an architect or a vet or what have you but who was I kidding All I ever wanted to Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles do was write So I satown and I Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture did Iid writeI m actually not shitting you
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thought it be as easy as sitting The Wrong Complexion for Protection down and writing some crap on Wordpad alright calmown this was the noughties and I wrote a lot of crap I tried to write a play and then I tried poetry and then I wrote short stories before eventually expanding into novels Novels is a stretch I wrote about a hundred single spaced pages and to my present A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers day horror made my family read it And they actuallyid Remember all those embarrassingly awful school projects you Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) did when you were thirteen Or even just those embarrassingly awful things youid in general when you were thirteen I feel the same level of shame when I think of my little preteen self handing this pile of shit over to my sister and thinking I actually had somethingAbout a year later with zero knowledge of how publishing works I posted it straight into a bunch of indie publisher s slushpiles A vanity publisher replied to me and told me they Children of the Sun didn t want my work and Iid the undoable I argued with themAs I write this I m practically convulsing with embarrassment Vanity Publisher if you re reading this please forget I ever existed But if you can t Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing do that at least give me an alias when you tell all your friends about thatumb kid who sent you the book about pyromania without having Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 done any researchIn some ways having read this book I finally feel like I identify with that vanity publisher I read someone s irredeemable shit and hated it but then they tried toefend it and I got so mad I broke a window with my facePeeps if you think EL James hasn t tried to Witch-Hunt Narrative defend this shit then you need to get on YouTube and watch some pleading vids from the publisherI justI haven t read a book this awful since Revealing Eden but let s not open that can of worms It was like an acid trip Am I reading this I thought Is this actually a published book Are people actually parting with money for this slab of steaming garbageI feel like this book insulted me really I feel like it spat in my face because what reader respecting author would create a protagonist this redundant and awe inspiringlyense expecting an audience to love and respect her It s as if someone took an ice cream scoop and relieved Ana of her brain How could you Why would you Why is sheI justI have no words I have no words to explain this protagonist None at all I have to say about the love interest who s like a threatening Charles Manson but with only one brainwashed follower Ana This guy goes to the hardware store and buys like chains and lime and shit and Ana My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi doesn t think this is weirdWhat the fucking fuckAnd of course there s the whole inner goddess shit and Ana thinking that it s sexy to wear a chunky knit sweater and be strapped into a vehicle and then using the word vaginauring a sex scene Oh he touched my vaginaYeah excuse me while I tame my bonerI felt so uncomfortable reading this book Now let s be honest here I read porn Of course I read porn Anyone over sixteen who says they ve never looked at or read porn is talking out of their ass But this book made me feel uncomfortable and here s the kicker I read it alone I was reading it alone in my living room and I felt uncomfortable inside my own head What the fuck Alcohol Addiction Recovery does that tell youIon t want to start yammering on about the way this book is written It s written like horrendous fanfiction There are spelling and punctuation errors stupid turns of phrase random asides stilted Mars Journey dialogue awful physicalescriptions weird pacing and I Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption don t know like a thousand instances of brandropping and band naming which gives the book this bizarre cheap and Climax (Double Alchemy, dated uality that really takes away from what little redeeming features it might have hadWhat are the redeeming features Ion t know The blurb sounds interesting That s about itBut what is it about this book that s captured the attention of so many millions of people across the world The absurdly Garbage Absolutely horrifying utter trash A waste of trees bookshelf space and precious oh so very fucking precious braincells Honestly why is this even published Every single book store in Sydney is promoting this tripe claiming it to be some kind of awesome romance novel Are you absolutely shitting me There is nothing romantic at all about this book And I Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles don t mean the BDSM erotica themes I mean the fifty levels of abuse in this friggin thing In fact that s what this book should be called Fifty shades of absolute fucking insanity and abuse I know at least every one star reviewer has taken the title and created their own pun with it but fuck it I m jumping on the bandwagon too Before Iecided to read this God help me I kept seeing it everywhere I went and the book store where I work was involved in the promotion among other book store chains Typical All me and my co workers knew that it was smut and a hell of a lot of it too We even turned the book into a Roots and Blossoms drinking game and it goes as thus Flip to a random page of the book If it s somethingirty take a The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom drink Io not recommend this game for one could Shakespeare die from alcohol poisoning within the first round But if you re feeling adventurous by all means Glad I could be of service to your crazy party ideas But anyway let s cut to my opinion of this abomination of literature Iecided to read it because it sounded like garbage and I haven t written a review about garbage in too long I owed something to the people who actually found me worthwhile to follow on Goodreads So I BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) decided hell I ll review this Brain cells I will never ever EVER get backThis is literally the worst book I have ever read and I say that about many books But this is the worst book for aamn good reason Let s talk about what I hated about this book The bottom line is I hated absolutely everything And I m not saying that to be funny I m saying that out of all seriousness I Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy didn t find a single redeeming uality in this book With the Hush hush series we at least had the unintentional hilarity and the awesomeness of Marcie In Twilight we had that chick who wanted to kill Bella and Tyler s van Fifty shades of Grey has no such redeeming ualities The characters are bland and merely props to set the stage for fucking weird BDSM ing and the plot was lost somewhere in the vagina of the author s wetream Believe me I feel weird for even typing these words Not to mention even though everyone already knows this this was originally a Twilight fan fiction called Master of the universe or some shitty stupid title like that How Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, did such a thing get published What Twilight wasn t horrible and abuse glorifying enough so we had to kick it up a notch with publishing Master of the universe Are you people serious Why is it thatumber and Teaching white South African literature in high school dumber things are getting published uality is almost non existent Fucking hell But before I rant on for hours about that let s talk about the characters Oh I mean props Yeah props is appropriate Why Because the characters for all the personality they had may as well have been props Our first main prop is Ana aka Bella Swan The plain virginal wallflower who thinks lowly of herself whilst everyone around her just seems to freaking worship her She is also clumsy reads books hasivorced parents A Wish Your Heart Makes doesn t get along with her step father and is a brainead moronic twat Remind you of anyone I wonder who you re thinking of That is a humdinger isn t it I m amazed how many women are not pissed off with her complete lack of sense and self respect She lets a man abuse her physically and emotionally and allows him to satiate his ever growing need to control her completely passing it off as some cute obsessive habit And even if she has Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) doubts and runs away she comes running back to him only seconds after How are people not pissed off about this Seriously Not to mention she has zero personality zero brain cells and zero common sense Her character serves no purpose other than becoming some abusive asshole s sex toy And let s not forget our second main prop Christian Grey aka Edward Cullen aka creepy stalker sociopathic megalomaniacal abusive horrifying asshole The fact that he has fangirls in the real world has pretty much ruined my faith in mankind and the new generation Christian Gray pretty much pushes the limits that Edward Cullen Patch Daniel and others have yet to pushue to their PG ratings but fuck Loves Abuse Warrior Camp does Christian Grey push those fucking limits He physically abuses Ana and it somehow gets excused on the account that she was briefly aroused by it SERIOUSLY PEOPLE SERIOUSLY Fuck my life He alsoecides what she should eat what she should wear how she should act speak communicate with him where she can and can t go or what she can and can t Contemporary African literature do threatens her constantly even with physical violence and the list goes on I kid you not He even has this set out as a contract which by the way is repeated at least 5 times in the fucking book Here s another example of how romantic this mother fucker is I like the control it gives me Anastasia I want you to behave in a particular way and if youon t I shall punish you and you will learn to behave the way I 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners desireSee Romantic as freaking Mel Gibson And by the way the women who find this guy romantic need some serious therapy Seriously Harsh I know but finding this guy romantic is like like excusing the actions of a child molester because he has nice hair This is not romantic This is ABUSIVE and WRONG on sooooo many levelsIon t know why they Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) decided to plant this book in the general romance section This is not romantic Andon t give me the IT S MEANT TO BE BDSM SO IT S SUPPOSED TO BE ALL DOM VS SUB This goes way beyond the good ol BDSM theme and just ends up treading into abusive territory Christian takes these aspects into the relationship where he ends up not only controlling a woman sexually but also emotionally and Alt 38 Environmental Transformations deliberately moulding her into not just a sex partner but an ideal of what he wants her to be and leaves her no room for her individuality and instead brands it as punishable That s not part of the BDSM jig I m sorry but it s not Why people even call this romantic is beyond me I already mentioned the abusive aspects of this so called relationship but other than that it was a relationship built on air Since neither of the characters had any personality outside their sexrives they had nothing that they saw in each other They couldn t relate to each other they Academic Skills didn t share any common interests theyidn t Before the Door Closes do any good for each other outside the sexy stuff And at the end they want to pass it off as though the two are actually in love Give me a break Watching people get swooped at by magpies is romantic that this garbageThe plot There was no plot Seriously I could not find it ANYWHERE I searched and searched but alas my search has left me unrewarded Let me explain in a uick paragraph how this book goes Girl meets some guy Some guy is hot Girl thinks some guy is hot Hot some guy shows up where girl who thinks some guy is hot works Hot some guy asks out girl takes her virginity Stuff happens Hot some guy introduces girl who thinks he s hot by the way to his BDSM sexungeon and the next half of the book is spent pondering whether or not girl who thinks some guy is hot in case it wasn t mentioned enough in the book wants to indulge in hot some guy s fantasies Also the hot some guy takes complete control over girl id I mention she thinks he s hot who Seems To Be Totally Okay to be totally okay it More stuff happens Girl gets spanked too hard breaks up with hot some guy The end That s it That s the whole book And the whole Ohhh Christian has secrets bullcrap in the blurb Bullcrap His secrets are mentioned in only 5% of the book and rive the plot nowhere The book is only about how some asshole wants to control some stupid girl The other characters are barely relevant They were just props whose only role was to be interested in the relationship between Ana and Christian They We Are Each Others Harvest didn t seem to be interested in anything else They could be buttering toast and thinking I wonder how hard Christian is fucking Ana right now An absolute waste The media might be promoting this tripe as the new hero of literature but this is and always will be just another wart on the ass of literature along with Twilight and all itsescendants You know what they say In the words of Miss Steele You need to sort your shit out Grey Good They Left Great Marks on Me day sir Fifty Shades of Grey like Fifty shades of fucked up nonsense rolls eyes I should get a medal for just finishing this tripe I honestlyo NOT feel like revisiting this book and writing a review I Deans and Truants d rather spend the time searching for ways to remove this utter nonsense from my memory However this book is so bad that I feel the need to warn others from thisrivel Luckily I Talking About Trees did not buy this garbage Io not even know what overcame me to read it and I can only blame a momentary lack of judgment on my partWhat baffles me is the scary fangirlgasm following this book So what s causing it a hit I can only come up with twilight Doing some research this book was originally posted online as a twilight fanfic Yes a twilight fanfic The fact that this book s source material isn t a good piece of literature just shows what you should expect from this book And Alien Contact dubbing it a twilight fanfic and promoting it as such is nooubt raising the bar on the sale figures What has the world come to headdesk Whatever s causing its success I can safely say it can t be the book itselfEverything you could possibly imagine is wrong with this book The execution and the characters And the writing And the plot wait was there one Firstly it has been said a countless number of times how abusive Bella and Edward s relationship was And it is argu. 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Ably the most anti feminist portrayal of any relationship FSoG simply continues this unhealthy view and promotes an even abusive and egrading relationship towards women targeting older women and possibly even teenage girls who know no better Oh Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women dear god I hope teenage girlso not jump on this Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches disturbing bandwagon Surely it isegrading to ask a woman to sign a contract where she is now the property of the Dominant to be ealt with as the Dominant pleases and submitting herself to any sexual activity emanded by the Dominantwithout hesitation or argument especially when you take into consideration the fact that she would be signing up to something she has not yet experienced and knows little about as she is still a virgin This is not something that should be promoted as Making the Corn Belt: A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture desirable or idealistic This book cheapens what feminists have fought for years Don t get me wrong I wouldn teprive women of their right to express themselves sexually nor to act upon their Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection desires but I shudder at the thought of women aspiring to a relationship where she will take part in various things that she is not comfortable with and at times even when she s genuinely in fear of taking part simply because she finds the guy hot The plot I m not even sure if there was one 50% of the book is spent talking about sexthe contract and the other 50% is made up of clumsily written sex scenes view spoilerFSoG starts of with Anastasia Steele agreeing to interview the billionaire Christian Grey Miss Steele is instantly captivated by Mr Grey sashing looks and within 2 Neglect-The Silent Abuser days she falls in love with him Mr Grey for some unfathomable reason can t keep away from her and reveals to her his secret kinky lifestyle The two spend the rest of the romantic evening calmlyiscussing the contract that allows him to fuck her senseless She reveals to him that she s a virgin and his only response he needs to handle that situation Really The next 4 Academia Dream days he gets too exactly what he wants he stalks her abuses her and punishes her by spanking her several times uotes that spring to mind Please The Alien Assassins Stolen Bride don t hit medon t be angry with medon t want you to spank me Aww isn t that romantic Atleast she finally sees some sense and walks out hide spoiler Introducing an even abusive andisturbing TWILIGHT Now with whips and chains Fifty Shades of Shit Haters please exit stage leftI m not sure what possessed me to pick up Fifty Shades of Grey I thought I might genuinely like it before I started but all I was left with was one hell of a mindfuck Whatever it was that brought on this knee jerk purchase seems to have mercifully left me with enough common sense to say I will not be continuing on with this seriesRecently I Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry About Their Parent's Use of Alcohol/Drugs discovered one of my favorite publishers Random House has picked up Fifty Shades of Grey and made this statementAn orig i nal work and said to us that James had war ranted the books were indeed orig i nal Mes sitte added she was aware of the nar ra tive that 50 SHADES started asif fer ently titled piece of fic tion but that they were and are two Alcohol y Creación dis tinctly sep a rate pieces of workI m sorry but I m going to have to call bull shit on that Fifty Shades of Grey and Master of the Universe the original fan fic are essentially the same thing The biggestifference being Edward and Bella s name being replaced with Christian and Anastasia respectively And I would know this because I have both and while I was reading I would occasionally switch back and forth between the two without The Wet and the Dry: Irrigation and Agricultural Intensification in Polynesia difficulty I go through and give you examples myself but other people have Organic Farming with respect to Cosmic Energy done it already here and here So if you must read this booko yourself a solid and find the fan fic online You even get the second book tooI know some people claim this has no similarities to Twilight and got The Philosopher's Stone A uest for the Secrets of Alchemy dammit I m allergic to all the bull shit Do I really need to point this all out Because it looks pretty obvious to me The mannerisms of the characters are exactly the same They even say similar things the original characters say The wholeazzle line and Edward asking Bella to trust him Her mother being remarried with the same inability to maneuver her way around a kitchen Bella is still trying to save Edward from himself Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy due to his troubled past Edward still stalks and controls Bella only now he gets to hit her when she gets out of linefacepalm Shall I beat them both YesI struggled to come up with a proper review for this book and couldn t figure out why I was feeling rather uninspired to write one And then I figured it out I was left soisgusted by this book that I wanted to purge the memory of its existence from my mind With a rusty nail Every time I thought of the book my brain cells would go on strike yelling obscenities at me Anyway I thought Bella and Edward s relationship couldn t get any fucked up than Twilight I stand corrected If I were to Collapsing Consciously describe FSoG in one sentence it would be this Fifty Shades of Grey is like Twilight on steroids high on ecstasy in airty little corner A very How to Drink Without Drinking dirty corner With badly written sex LotsSexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexohsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexFifty Shades of Grey tells the story of the beautiful but of course sheoesn t know it naive virgin Anastasia Steal after she is suckered into interviewing the Greek god Christian Grey Of course sparks fly and for some unknown reason he can t seem to stay away from this incredibly unremarkable girl Ana African Native Literature, or Proverbs, Tales, Fables, Historical Fragments discovers Christian is into BDSM andesires her as his submissive fuck buddyThere are a myriad of problems with this novel many of which ironically can be found in Twilight Never saw that one coming ChristianEdward is still a controlling bastard only now he hides behind his BDSM practices to camouflage his abusive tendencies However Ana Lives of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse doesn t see it that way She thinks of him as a broken person and it s heruty to fix him Even when he says things like thisI want to hurt you But not beyond anything you couldn t takeCan you believe she let s him beat her after that And please Alien Warlord's Passion don t even bother to tell me that it s just BDSM No just fucking no Ana is genuinely afraid of Christian and is never entirely comfortable with the punishment aspect of their relationship But Christian just manipulates her with sex to continue the relationship And that s what really gets me I just have a hard time believing a virgin would somehow become a sex goddess overnight because that is exactly what happens When she first is introduced to his kinky lifestyle and tells him she is a virgin he immediately tells her he needs to handle that situation before they could continue What Since when is your virginity a situation But that s not really the kicker Oh no because that is when we are introduced to Ana s two best friends Everyone say hi to SexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexohsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexAnna s inner goddess who always cheers her on when Christian wants sex or wants to punish her She s also uite annoyingoing back flips at the mention of anything sexual related Simmer The Billionaires Lover down Whereid she come from exactly Ana is in her twenties and has never felt the urge to have sex with anyone until Christian comes along with his whips and chainsAnd Ana s sub conscious who hides behind couches when it comes time for her beating When it comes to Ana having sex with Christian well her sub conscious only has one thing to say So after the situation is handled Ana has to sign a contract agreeing to his sexual Aim True, My Brothers demands and also outlining things she won to It was pretty pointless considering he still got what he wanted and she never signed the La Chica de Mi Pasado 23 damn thing He exploits her stalks her and abuses her She cries after sex She is afraid of him being angry Even when he is angry at something else she thinks it s her Her reasoning for allowing him to hit her as his therapy is because she s afraid to lose him That is not a reason for agreeing to a BDSM lifestyle In fact that s not even really consent These uotes just screamomestic abuse to mePlease Hope in the Soil don t be angry with me I whisperPleaseon t hit me I whisper pleadingHis brow furrows his eyes widening He blinks twiceI The Alien's Pregnant Mate don t want you to spank me Not here Not now Pleaseon tYeah he s a real catch that one Barf No excuse me That s not right The barfing came when the little ass wipe PULLED HER TAMPON OUT AND RAMMED HIMSELF INSIDE OF HER OMFG Yes the caps were totally necessary because that was the most Bipedal By Pedal disgusting thing I have ever had the misfortune of reading That is not sexy that s foulWhenever Ana thinks about leaving him he comes over to her apartment unannounced pounds into her literally and her inner goddessoes a fucking happy Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in Urban America: Status and Prospects for Politics and Activism dance forgetting her urge to kick his sick ass to the curb They fight they breakup They kiss they sex upSexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexohsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexChristian Do you still want me gone AnaInner goddess growlSub conscious Dance puppet DanceThe writing is a shitty mess too I mean if I had to sit and read Ana saying Holy shit or Holy Fuck or Oh my one time I was going to lose it I wanted to take my red pen and have at this book so badly It was the little things like Ana s roommate saying over and over You never cry Ana and whato we find Ana always South of Pico doing Crying I m not sure where the hell the plot was smacks forehead How silly of me Didn t I mention this was a Twilight retelling Why was I expecting a plot And another example of poor writing for these characters to be American they sounded very British to me They used phrases that Americanson t useAnd now I m trying to figure out why this book is so popular Why o so many women love this book I get the appeal of the bondage even though it s not my usual cup of tea Whips Chains Sounds excitingSexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexohsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsexsex Abuse Not so muchFuck my life Zero starsEh I m off to read a good book now and possibly to bleach my brainMore reviews at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog Trigger Warning This review contains strong themes to include rapeBefore I begin what will likely become a very long rantpublic service announcement let me first say a few words I have nothing Against EL James Nothing She S Said That This Series EL James Nothing She s said that this series a fantasy she managed to put on paper and that she never expected it to gain such momentum Good for her for perusing her ream of writing If this book also fulfills one of your fantasies or if you just plain enjoyed it good for you too This review is in no way meant to belittle or condemn you for liking these books and nor is it an attack on the author These are solely MY OPINIONS about how The Billionaires Arranged Baby 2 dangerous FSoG is to society and specifically to women Needless to say this bookoes not fulfill one of my fantasies It s pretty much my biggest nightmare But it s just fiction No You can t use that argument with me Not any This book is not just fiction This book has become a frigging phenomenon As I write this over 70 million copies have been sold in the United States alone hardware stores have run out of natural fiber rope and there are even BDSM for Beginners classes cropping up in small town AmericaSo excuse me but I can t just read this and think of it like a fantasy not when it s become a reality for so many people and not when I was so enraged by what I found within itOkay everyone take a Teaching African American Literature: Theory and Practice deep breath grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in We re going to be here for a while First up is probably the most inflammatory of the statements I m going to make so we might as well rip the band aid offTHIS BOOK PERPETUATES THE RAPE CULTURE WE WERE ALL RAISED INThere I ve said it I m not taking it back and I m not apologizing If you re unfamiliar with this phrase allow me to elaborate Wikipediaefines rape culture as A term used within women s studies and feminism Hands-On Deep Learning Algorithms with Python describing a culture in which rape and other sexual violence usually against women are common and in which prevalent attitudes norms practices and media condone normalize excuse or encourage sexualized violence Let s look at the first half of thatefinition As much as we may want to ignore the facts rape and sexual violence are common in America According to RAINN the nation s largest anti sexual violence organization someone in the US is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes On average that s about 207754 sexual assaults each year 54% of sexual assaults are not reported 97% of rapists will never spend a ay in jail and 23 of these assaults are committed by someone known to the victimI could go on for ays about how prevalent attitudes practices and the media for Achebe or Soyinka?: A Study in Contrasts (New Perspectives on African Literature, No 3) days about how prevalent attitudes practices and the media sexual violence but I won t because I m really going to try and keep my words and links relevant to FSoG Thankfully throughout my research I found severalhundredThe University of California has an interesting article about how social and cultural norms perpetuate rape and rape culture In it they specifically address how women are conditioned from early ages to be passive and accept and affect certain attitudes and behaviors Here are some of the social rules they list and elaborate on1 When spoken to a woman must acknowledge the other person with a gracious smile2 Women must answer uestions asked of them3 Women must not bother other people or make a scene because they are uncomfortable4 When in trouble it is best toefer to the protection and judgment of men5 Casual touching or suggestive comments in social settings are meant as a tribute to a woman s The Academic Achievement Challenge: What Really Works in the Classroom? desirability6 It is the natural state of affairs for men to carry the financial burden of social situations7 When engaged in a social encounter it is not proper for a woman to superior in any game sport oriscussion if she wants to be accepted8 Women should always accept and trust the kindness of strangers if they offer helpThere s a blog post by Harriet Jacobs that also speaks to this and I urge you to read it in its entirety In short it says women are raised being told by parents teachers media peers and all surrounding social strata that it is not okay to set solid and Call to Home: African Americans Reclaim the Rural South distinct boundaries and reinforce them immediately andramatically when crossed mean bitch it is not okay to appear La academia de Piatock distraught or emotional crazy bitch it is not okay to make personalecisions that the adults or other peers in your life African Writers on African Writing do not agree with and it is not okay to refuse to explain thoseecisions to others stuck up bitch it is not okay to refuse to agree with somebody over and over and over again angry bitch it is not okay to have or express conflicted fluid or experimental feelings about yourself your body your sexuality your Navigating CouRage desires and your needs bitch gotaddy issues it is not okay to use your physical strength if you have it to to use your physical strength if you have it to physical boundaries The Indignant Generation dyke bitch it is not okay to raise your voice shrill bitch it is not okay to completely and utterly shutown somebody who obviously likes you mean In the Black: A History of African Americans on Wall Street dykefrigid bitch Now howo these two examples relate to FSoG Simply put Ana the main character in this series continuously exhibits the behaviors listed in the rules and seems to have the mentality of those listed in the bullets She might as well be the case study on which both were basedEarly in the book there s an interaction between her and a young man named Paul the son of the couple she works for This is someone she says has always been a buddy Just after they greet each other with a hug he releases me but keeps a possessive arm Dragon Guardian of Land (Alphas Alchemy: Elemental Shifters, draped over my shoulder I shuffle from foot to foot embarrassed It s good to see Paul but he s always been overly familiar Does she tell him that she s uncomfortable or step out from beneath his arm No that be going against everything that rule number three has taught her Plus she wouldn t want to come across as a mean bitch now would she Just after this Paul asks her out Whenever he s home he asks me on a The Alien Lord (Vogdian Mates date and I always say no It s a ritual Is it a ritual Or is it something than that Has Ana like many of us been conditioned to follow the rules to such aegree that she The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Womens Literature and Anthropology Evaluating Online Resources with Research Navigator doesn t know how to tell him It s not okay to keep asking me out Is she so terrified of breaking cultural norms and coming across as a mean crazy angryyke shrill frigid bitch that she ll put up with his pursuit of her indefinitely Or The Royal Art of Alchemy does she just not know to put a stop to it because she hasn t been taught toWhen she turns himown yet again he goes on to say Ana one of these The Wisdom to Know the Difference days you ll say yes Creeped out yet You should be Howoes Ana respond to this Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism and Political Identity in Southeast Asia declaration By escaping the room they re in and getting back to a crowded store floor Whatoes this tell us She felt the need to flee She felt the need to not be alone with him Part of her clearly recognized the Improving the Well-Being of Abused and Neglected Children danger of the situation and the repeated advances of her friend But instead of speaking up she fledShe never voices heriscomfort She is the submissive uiet person that society has taught her to be And 70 million people have read about her and have had these Speaking Out dangerously passive behaviors reinforced yet again through her actions behaviors and words or lack thereofHow will this same mentality play out in a situation involving sexual assault I can tell you because just a few chapters later she s sexually assaulted by another of her friends Jos I m okay I ve got this I try to push him away rather feebly Ana please he whispers and now he s holding me in his arms pulling me close Jos what are youoing You know I like you Ana please He has one hand at the small of my back holding me against him the other at my chin tipping back my head Holy fuckhe s going to kiss me No Jos stop no I push him but he s a wall of hard muscle and I cannot shift him His hand has slipped into my hair and he s holding my head in place Please Ana cari o he whispers against my lips He gently trails kisses along my jaw up to the side of my mouth I feel panicky Academic Writing: Exploring Processes and Strategies drunk and out of control The feeling is suffocating Jos no I plead Ion t want thisLuckily Ana is spared further abuse because the one and only Christian Grey arrives on the scene and saves her How By saying I think the lady said no That s right Ana can try to push Jos away and tell him no multiple times but that s not good enough One sentence from a man and Jos immediately releases her bringing us back to rule number four When in trouble it is best to Birth, Sex and Abuse defer to the protection and judgment of men You got that ladies Don t try to fight back because you ll just be ignored rely instead on a man Sort of a catch 22 when the one who s going to get you into trouble will likely also be a manBear in mind that this little scene takes place in the parking lot outside of a crowded bar just a shout away from salvation You re probably wondering why Anaidn t scream Why she Algorithm Design with Haskell didn t fight harder Well I like to bring up Harriet Jacob s blog post again because just after her bitch list she says this If we teach women that there are only certain ways they may acceptably behave we should not be surprised when they behave in those waysAnd we should not be surprised when they behave these ways African American Literature, Voices in a Tradition during attempted or completed rapesWomen who are taught not to speak up too loudly or too forcefully or too adamantly or tooemandingly are not going to shout NO at the top of their goddamn lungs just because some guy is getting uncomfortably closeWomen who are taught not to keep arguing are not going to keep saying NO Women who are taught that their needs and The Boy Who Had To Be Perfect desires are not to be trusted are fickle and wrong and are not to be interpreted by the woman herself are not going to know how to argue with but you liked kissing I just thought Women who are taught that physical confrontations make them look crazy will not start hitting kicking and screaming until it s too late if theyo at allNobody obtains the superpower to behave My Academia dramaticallyifferently Imagine the Sound during a frightening confrontation Women will behave the same way they have been taught to behave in all social professional and sexual interactions Eerie isn t it I sure thought so Hopefully by now you re beginning to understand the inflammatory statement this all started withNot onlyo Ana s actions and behaviors throughout the book reinforce the horrible societal conditioning that I mentioned earlier but this series also contains a lot of the other facets of rape culture like victim silencing For instance once she s collected herself this happens Turning I glance at Jos who looks pretty shamefaced himself and like me intimidated by Grey I glare at him I have a few choice words for my so called friend none of which I can repeat in front of Christian Grey CEO Ana who are you kidding He s just seen you hurl all over the ground and into the local flora There s no Homoeopathy For Farm And Garden disguising you lack of ladylike behavior That s right folks It isn t ladylike to yell shrill bitch It isn t ladylike to swear crazy bitch It isn t ladylike toefend yourself after you ve just been sexually assaulted mean bitch Leave that to the menfolk Surely they ll Proudly Red and Black: Stories of African and Native Americans defend you Surely they ll be the ones to address the fact that you were just sexually assaulted Men you know the other sex the ones that have been raised to talk about emotions In publicAnd while we reiscussing this scene we can t forget about rule number eight Women should always accept and trust the kindness of strangers if they offer help That s what Christian is to her at this point in the book A stranger She s seen him only three times in formal or work related settings and knows nothing about him other than he s rich good looking and that his shopping list resembles those of serial killers I ll get to that last part later in the review But accept his help and trust his kindness she Academia does She lets this complete stranger remove her from the bar assuming that as he s just saved her from a sexual assault he s not planning one of his ownWhen she wakes up in his suite the next morning pantsless by the way she accuses Christian of stalking her Heefends himself by saying if I hadn t come to get you you My Hero Academia Vol. 1 d probably waking up in the photographer s Jos s bed and from what I can remember you weren t overly enthused about him pressing his suit he Christian says acidly Pressing his suit I glance up at Christian He s glaring at me eyes blazing aggrieved I try to bit my lip but I fail to repress my giggle Which Medieval chronicleid you escape from You sound like a courtly knight You got that Stalking s okay Because it s better than being rapedfacepalmI m almost at a loss at how to address the rest of this without copious amounts of swearing How little she s concerned with her friend s behavior is appalling That Einem Interview für ihre Uni Zeitung kennen Und möchte ihn eigentlich 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