Books, Brits, Tunes and all things pretty
2005: Twilight, a YA saga that romanticizes emotional abuse in underage relationships, is published and sells over 120 million copies
2008: Twilight, a film based on the novel and directed towards young women, is released and makes over 3.3 billion dollars
2011: Fifty Shades of Grey, a trilogy based on Twilight, falsely advertises an emotionally and physically abusive relationship as “BDSM” and sells over 100 million copies.
2013: Filming starts on the Fifty Shades of Grey film, and a media campaign catering to young women begins almost a year in advance of its release.
2014: After, a fanfiction about teenage heartthrob Harry Styles, written by a teenager and glorifying domestic abuse of all kinds, amasses 300 million readers and is promptly shopped around to movie studios
If we keep telling young girls that abuse is romance, they will never learn the difference.
it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw