Poster from the 1980 International Mr Leather contest art by Etienne (at Leather Archives & Museum)
Reblog if Dollhouse is your favorite Whedon show.
To be honest, this is a vote for the underdog.
Buffy is the first born, the golden child who can do no wrong. Angel is the second born, who struggled in the shadow of a favored older sibling, but found their own path. Firefly is the beloved third child who died tragically young, and is always remembered fondly, more as an ideal than a person. Dollhouse is the misfit fourth child, sickly from birth, uncertain of their identity, beaten up at school and forced to develop at an accelerated pace and burn out. Avengers and Agents of SHIELD are foster kids who stayed for the summer. Dr. Horrible is the kid who was home-schooled.
I love Dollhouse the way Charlie Brown loved that scrawny Christmas Tree.
Where are the boys’ arms?!
So what is slavery, an institution that is pervasive in human history in many different forms? The most obvious answer is to treat a person as property, but Patterson observes that slavery existed long before modern concepts of property and commerce. There’s also the question of how to distinguish slavery from other forms of servitude, such as serfdom or concubinage.
Patterson has a three-part definition for the institution of slavery: violence (the physical), natal alienation (the cultural), and dishonour (the psychological).
A brilliant FSOG fanfiction that fixes what is wrong with it:
“We argued, and he tried to lecture me on what the word ‘submission’ means. I told him that the definition of the word ‘submission’ and the definition of the word ‘submissive’ in terms of BDSM are two very different things. I made it clear that I was not some kind of first-timer to this particular rodeo, informed him that just because I don’t like anal doesn’t mean that he’s somehow magically kinkier than I am because he loves it. I reminded him that, as the sub—or slave, rather, as I made him correct the contract—I first outline every single rule and thing he can’t do to me, and then once I sign, we go from there. I only sign away the rights I want to sign away, and I told him he’d better respect my right to my own ass. He agreed, but very, very grudgingly. In fact, he was downright mad that I had made him concede to my wishes.”
Today while multi-tasking on my homework, I took some time to watch the Fifty Shades of Grey inspired Law & Order episode. The link to watch the episode can be found at the bottom of this post. :)
Overall, I thought it was okay. Without giving away too many spoilers, the episode follows a young…