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How Fifty Shades Of Grey Made BDSM Go Mainstream

How '50 Shades Of Grey' Made BDSM Go Mainstream

In a Sunday interview with The Guardian, Jamie Dornan informed the world that there will be exactly zero penis shots in “50 Shades Of Grey.” Or to use the actor’s parlance, Dornan’s “todger” won’t appear. The news struck fans with shock rivaled only by the realization that the pinot is running low: What good is a movie about sexy sex without any male nudity? That collective reaction encompasses the way E.L. James has made embracing expression of sexuality acceptable. By bringing Christian Grey into our consciousness, “50 Shades” made it okay to talk about BDSM the daylight. Read more on Huffington Post Women…

Even If Darren Wilson Is Innocent, The Ferguson Police Department Is Toxic

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  • If Darren Wilson is found innocent, it won’t excuse the behavior of the Ferguson Police toward the citizens of Ferguson. [The Atlantic]
  • The evidence keeps mounting that former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi has been behaving problematically for 20 years. [VICE]
  • Invasive mental health tracking app Samaritans Radar now has an opt-out, but it still needs to switch to an opt-in system. [Daily Dot]
  • Journalist Rula Jebreal told Bill Maher his view of Islam was “offensive” and grossly simplistic. [Salon]
  • A new Tumblr called Some Lady Parts gives us a pretty depressing look at the prototypes of women Hollywood wants in movies. [Flavorwire]
  • “Baby brain” doesn’t really exist, but chances are your employers thinks it does. [Jezebel]

5 More Women Have Accused Jian Ghomeshi Of Assault

Five more women have come forward to accuse former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio host Jian Ghomeshi of abuse and harassment, which makes eight alleged victims in total. Ghomeshi has roundly denied the accusations, claiming that what he did was in fact not abuse but consensual BDSM, and that a jilted former partner had been conspiring against him, reaching out to other women he had formerly dated, in order to bring forth these accusations. Ghomeshi was fired from his job at the CBC, and he claimed in a Facebook post that the CBC fired him because of his BDSM lifestyle:

They later said to me and my team that there is no question in their minds that there has always been consent. They said they’re not concerned about the legal side. But then they said that this type of sexual behavior was unbecoming of a prominent host on the CBC. They said that I was being dismissed for ‘the risk of the perception that may come from a story that could come out.’

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Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

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Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

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  • Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said, amongst other things, “In the court of God I will charge the inspectors…and all those that out of ignorance or with their lies wronged me and trampled on my rights and didn’t pay heed to the fact that sometimes what appears as reality is different from it.” [Independent]
  • Jordan Peele (of “Key & Peele”) is making a horror movie in the vein of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Stepford Wives” that will address racial fear. (AV Club)
  • Dominatrix Margaret Corvid wants CBC host Jian Ghomeshi to stop using BDSM as an excuse for abuse. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Anne Rice’s BDSM Erotica Trilogy Sleeping Beauty Heads To TV!

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Your TiVo queue just got unbelievably hotter: a BDSM erotica trilogy by Anne Rice, under the pen name A.N. Roquelaur, is headed to TV. The popular books, The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment and Beauty’s Release, will be adapted into a TV series for the channel Televisa USA. Your mom bought these compulsively readable books back in the ’80s when Rice first penned them, but they are still on the fiction shelves in bookstores today, especially after the renewed interest in BDSM due to the popularity of Fifty Shades Of Grey. But unlike the writing in Fifty Shades, which was terrible, the Sleeping Beauty books are gripping and the spanking scenes — oh, so many spanking scenes — are hotter. Should be fun for TV.  Rice is executive producing the show alongside Rachel Winter, who was nominated for an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club.” Yay ladies! [The Hollywood Reporter]

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