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    BDSM Lifestyle Essay

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    BDSM or the extensive meaning bondage, discipline, submissive, sadism, and masochism was originally mastered by the well-known scandalous author Marquis de Sade, he was in prison for most of his adult life for being prosecuted on his unique taste of writing; including one most well-known titled Justine. Justine in today’s world would most definitely be classified as a traditional patient with borderline personality. Justine would be considered the submissive or bottom, while Marquis would be considered the dominant also known as the top in role playing. BDSM lifestyle involves numerous aspects including role playing, getting to know the BDSM community in your area, physical restraint, power exchange, humiliation, sometimes pain,…

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    BDSM And Christianity

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    recently sexualized society, non traditional sex is becoming increasingly popular. Threesomes and group sex, anonymous hookups, BDSM, none of it has really been popular, or openly discussed, in the modern era until the last 50 years or so. Even within the last 5 years there have been great leaps in popularity, with the release of films and books such as 50 Shades of Grey. BDSM stands for bondage, discipline/ domination, sadism and masochism,…

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    and objectifying; therefore, it comes as no surprise that men who view pornography are more likely to sexually assault a woman if they have been habituated to a medium that reinforces that women are merely objects to be penetrated (Foubert, Brosi, Bannon 2011: 225). Compared to the viewership of mainstream pornography, a small percentage of participants (27%) reported watching bondage and sadomasochistic pornography (Foubert, Brosi, & Bannon 2011: 222). BDSM is an acronym for the phrase…

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    The movies, Pretty Woman and Fifty Shades of Grey, are seen to most viewers as classic fairytale films where a normal girl falls in love with her rich, handsome prince. In both films, the “rags to riches” appeal is sensationalized and made appealing. However, beneath these romanticized relationships are characteristics of abusiveness. Even though these elements are subtle in the film, they reinforce the unfortunate gender roles and hierarchy in society. In the film, Fifty Shades of Grey,…

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    the book and its movie, I had already made up my mind not to watch it. However, I decided to try something entirely different, and although I’m not really glad that I did (because for the past weekend I’ve been searching for other romantic movies to watch), I believe it was worth the experience. I had a very disturbing experience with the movie. The story line is a relatively simple one. Anastasia Steele, a middle-class student of Journalism at Washington State University Vancouver, meets and…

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    While viewing the film Fifty Shades of Grey, I was not only amazed by Christian’s character, but I was also sadden by his lifestyle and childhood experience. Growing up, Christian was a victim of sexual abuse. As a result of his past, he portrays characteristics such as, stone-hearted, evasive, unfathomable, and mysterious. In addition, Christian is also perceived as a self-made billionaire, handsome, smart, charming, and secretly practices BDSM which is “a condensed abbreviation for bondage and…

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    In my assignment of photo self-portrait I will be discussing the artist and the masterwork that I have chosen, also the movement in which the artist practiced. My masterwork that I have chosen to work on is belongs to Robert Mapplethorpe and it is his self portrait of 1980. In his artwork he portrays himself as the archetypal bad boy, with black leather jacket, dark shirt, cigarette hanging out of the corner of his mouth, the coolly appraising gaze and the carefully coiffed 50s style hair.…

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    The article, ‘Film Bodies: Gender, Genre & Excess’1 by Linda Williams explores whether the forms of sex, violence and emotion found in the genres of pornography, horror, and melodrama (specifically the woman’s weepie) respectively, are as gratuitous as my film scholars and critics believe them to be. Setting out to disprove this idea, Williams’ investigates and compares the form, function, and system of the three genres. Ultimately, William’s central claims reveal the value in the supposed…

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    In Her (2013), by Spike Jonze and Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock, violence is aestheticized through the use of romance. Scottie and Theodore’s sadistic tendencies are masked by their obsession with love. Scotty and Theodore convey the characteristics of men who are hopelessly in love with the women they are with, but in reality they simply want to control them. Vertigo and Her’s aestheticization of violence and the protagonists’ need for control are emphasized by the fact that both Scottie…

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    Women were overrepresented as “mad” or “hysterical” in society, but what of the men? Men were never deemed as such because that was just “men being men”. However, some British literature texts beg to differ, for example, most of the men who were extremely misogynistic start to develop a loss in their mental stability. A critical analysis of the characters Leontes from “The Winter’s Tale” and Ferdinand “The Duchess of Malfi” can attest to this male mental illness. Leontes and Ferdinand go through…

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