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Fifty Shades of Socialist Feminism

Fifty Shades of Socialist Feminism
Yes, Mr Grey. ALL men. Seattle, 2015. ‘He’s ready to see you now,’ says the well-dressed receptionist. I find myself wondering what she gets paid. Some people seem to get off on the constant presence of servile flunkies, and I make a note to actually talk to some of them later in this story. I have no idea why he has agreed to this interview with Red Rag – he must have had his people research our political leanings, and he knows we’re looking through his financial records, which are murky and confusing, just like Grey Holdings itself. They’ve got a point, though – Christian Grey is incredibly hot, and also really rich and successful, like Mark Zuckerberg if Mark Zuckerberg were incredibly hot. “Miss Gold,” he says. “Let’s keep this professional,” I say, turning on the recorder. “You’re a very sweet girl,” he says “And I’m sure you’re just waiting for someone to sweep you away from this mundane life of entry-level journalism. Christian Grey looks out the window broodingly. “Great.

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Fifty shades of mediocrity Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey WHEN FIFTY Shades of Grey opened on February 14, it shattered box office records. It easily blew past the U.S. box office record for that weekend, and is currently the highest-grossing February debut of an R-rated film ever in the international market. I confess I have never read the Fifty Shades books. Srpsko društvo i ratni zločini Posmatrač je tako naveden da, s onu stranu ličnih sklonosti, opazi jedno društvo pogođeno izvesnim mentalnim nedostacima. Bez sumnje nije mogućno preslikavati pojave koje se tiču realne psihologije individuuma, posebno mentalne bolesti i glupost, na društva; ali morali bismo biti kadri da govorimo, uz sav obzir, o socijalnom oponašanju mentalnih slabosti; primeri za to su dovoljno očiti.Robert Muzil, O gluposti Poricanje Stav Miloševića i njegove tadašnje vlasti prema ratnim zločinima bio je jasan i razumljiv. Oni su te zločine jednostavno poricali, jer su za njih prvenstveno bili odgovorni. Javnost i građani Srbije su ih u tome sledili (sa vrlo retkim izuzecima).

A happy ending for the romcom? There was a time in film when boy met girl, thought she was fit, forgot to ask if her feelings were reciprocal (or what her surname was, or what she did for a living – just anything, really), and finally bludgeoned her into a (presumably) loveless marriage. Remember how Hugh Grant fell irredeemably in love with Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings, seemingly based on nothing more than the fact she was wearing an absolutely huge hat, and despite the fact everyone else around him had things like personalities? Or when Richard Gere literally bought himself a lady-slave in Pretty Woman? 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Isn't A Movie About BDSM, And That's A Problem Like its source material, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie is a phenomenon. Sam Taylor-Johnson's much-derided adaptation of E.L. James' more-derided novel broke all kinds of box-office records over the holiday weekend, with more than $94 million in ticket sales. In the wake of its release, some critics praised the film for its feminism and sex-positive depiction of an S&M relationship. Others, not so much: "'50 Shades' is domestic abuse" read one sign held by protestors during the film's London premiere.

Vogue Editor Apologizes For Irresponsible Photo Of Homeless Reader, But Is That Enough? Not again. Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, a German princess and style editor-at-large for Vogue, came under fire Saturday for an Instagram post she uploaded while in Paris for Fashion Week. The image, which brings back unfortunate New York Fashion Week memories, shows what appears to be a homeless person reading Vogue. The caption reads "Paris is full of surprises….and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!" Cate Blanchett calls out red carpet sexism: ‘Do you do this to the guys?’ - News - People - The Independent And how about Bradley Cooper’s turn in the E! News ‘mani-cam’? SAG Awards 2014: See All The Winners Cate Blanchett might be the darling of the awards season, having scooped up Best Actress awards across the board so far, but she’s not beyond calling out casual red carpet sexism when she’s confronted with it.

Julianne Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon rebuff mani cam - Arts & Entertainment Julianne Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon all rebuffed a request to participate in what's becoming a troubled awards show tradition: E!'s red carpet mani cam. The Hollywood A-listers all refused to put their digits in the device at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, raising questions about the appropriateness of the mani cam and sparking a discussion about feminism online. Celebrity fashions have long been a talking point, for decades, even before the late comedian and red carpet fixture Joan Rivers coined the phrase "who are you wearing?" Modern Family's Sofia Vergara is pushed into the mani cam spotlight by Reese Witherspoon at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. (E!

Notes on The Gaze Daniel Chandler Laura Mulvey on film spectatorship Whilst these notes are concerned more generally with ‘the gaze’ in the mass media, the term originates in film theory and a brief discussion of its use in film theory is appropriate here. As Jonathan Schroeder notes, 'Film has been called an instrument of the male gaze, producing representations of women, the good life, and sexual fantasy from a male point of view' (Schroeder 1998, 208). The concept derives from a seminal article called ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ by Laura Mulvey, a feminist film theorist. It was published in 1975 and is one of the most widely cited and anthologized (though certainly not one of the most accessible) articles in the whole of contemporary film theory.

Slavoj Žižek is wrong about stuff – Different coloured hats Žižek’s latest article is bad. Really bad. A trainwreck. Almost every paragraph is – to a greater or lesser extent – wilfully ignorant, deliberately offensive, and ill-thought-through to the point of absolute redundancy. But no one needed me to tell them that; so why even bother responding to it?