14/07/2012 by Basia Rose
Somebody I know described SM (they hadn’t heard of BDSM) as, “dirty old Englishmen who whip themselves”. Yeah, I’m still trying to understand that!
That illustrates pretty strongly why we don’t need any more ignorance about BDSM promoted.
And that’s exactly what that silly, far too popular series does.
Why? Because it portrays people in BDSM as only being kinky because they were raped by their mothers (or whatever). And it portrays a leaning towards BDSM as a dirty sickness that can be “cured” by a stupid brunette virgin who falls over all the time (you know, just like Bella in Twilight!).
I don’t care if it’s romantic. Or, whatever. All I care about is that it is insulting to real people who identify as Dominant or submissive, or anything in between!
And now there’s finally an article that discusses why the series gets it so wrong. But – Holy Crap! The article defines BDSM as “bondage, discipline, slave and master”! Talk about misinformation!!
Here it is: