Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rape Culture & Downton Abbey

From http://ueafeminism.wordpress.com:

"Various cast members were quoted as saying it was a “bold” and “shocking” move so I don’t see how they can argue their primary intent was to promote sensible discussion about rape and victim blaming. I also *hate* that they think the parts they showed (the assault prior to Anna Bates being dragged off) and her screams didn’t count as part of the rape. Their line in the letter was that “the rape itself was not depicted on screen whatsoever” but if Anna were a real person who was agonising over her rape, she would undoubtedly think of the rape as starting at the point when she realised he wasn’t going to let her get away and when he forcibly applied his lips to her face. Argh!"


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