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|Jonathan, 55:||There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.|
|Miranda, 24:||Drop pre-med.|
|Isaac, 48:||Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.|
|Anya, 42:||Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.|
|Parker, 55:||60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.|
|Megan, 34:||He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.|
|Peter, 58:||Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.|
|Eleanor, 67:||Talk less. Listen more.|
|Donald, 27:||There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.|
|Camille, 56:||Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.|
|Jackson, 57:||No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.|
|Vicki, 47:||You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.|
|Donald, 38:||You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.|
|Katelyn, 30:||Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.|
|Joshua, 55:||Women love to laugh.|
|Annabelle, 38:||Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.|
|Colin, 50:||You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.|
|Eleanor, 26:||Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.|
|Aaron, 52:||Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.|
|Scarlett, 54:||Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.|
|Zack, 9:||I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.|
you know how when you go to a concert or show of some sort and the person on stage is like “HOW’S EVERYONE DOING TONIGHT?!?!?!?!” and the audience cheers back? why? you’re not answering the question, you’re just yelling. imagine if we did that in daily conversation. “hey jeff, how are ya?” and jeff just starts screaming and clapping in your face
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.