How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is Causing Trouble in UK Courts

How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is Causing Trouble in UK Courts

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In a bizarre turn of events, some killers in the UK are getting reduced sentences by using what lawyers are calling “the Fifty Shades of Grey defence.” A few lawmakers are trying to change that.     The film adaptation of E. L. James best-selling Fifty Shades series caught some serious flack when it came out for its less-than-stellar portrayal of the BDSM subculture. In particular, critics of the series pointed to its shallow, one-dimensional understanding of consent and safety in BDSM contexts. Now, these concerns about James’ erotic series are having real-word, legal consequences.   image via the spectator   …

5 Picturesque Homes That Look like They’re Straight out of a Book

5 Picturesque Homes That Look like They’re Straight out of a Book

Sometimes I get so engrossed in a book that I forget how long I’ve been sitting in one spot. I’m sure you are familiar with the feeling. Whatever you’re reading is so much more interesting than wherever you actually are that you wish you could dive into your book and live in its world instead.  While that is, regrettably, impossible, here are five real-life houses that will make you feel like you’re in the pages of your favorite novel.    1. The “Harry Potter” or “Hogwarts” House   Image Via Spacecrafting   This house in downtown Minneapolis is the result …

5 Picturesque Homes That Look like They're Straight out of a Book

5 Picturesque Homes That Look like They're Straight out of a Book

Sometimes I get so engrossed in a book that I forget how long I’ve been sitting in one spot. I’m sure you are familiar with the feeling. Whatever you’re reading is so much more interesting than wherever you actually are that you wish you could dive into your book and live in its world instead.  While that is, regrettably, impossible, here are five real-life houses that will make you feel like you’re in the pages of your favorite novel.    1. The “Harry Potter” or “Hogwarts” House   Image Via Spacecrafting   This house in downtown Minneapolis is the result …