- Apr 18, 2011
Just warning you, it is a very graphic movie, and it is done in a way unlike the action movies where killing is no big deal.Crono1973 said:Added the movie to my Netflix Queue.artanis_neravar said:It's all in the portrayal, just look at American History X.Crono1973 said:Two of my favorite double standards:
Rape is one of the worst things that can happen to a woman and is most certainly nothing to laugh about. Prison rape against men though is hilarious.
Slapping a woman is domestic violence, it is evil and illegal. Only a monster would do it. On the other hand, slapping men, kicking them in the groin and throwing objects at them is not only ok, but humorous.
Oddly enough, while there's no doubt that finding rape and violence against men ok (and funny) is wrong, someone will try to defend it or worse, turn it around and blame the male victims.
I do agree with you though, and even worse is the idea that "Woman can't rape men"
Not to mention that men can get aroused without wanting too. But I think the hardest reason (no pun intended) for people to believe that men can be raped by women is their reaction to trauma. While both men and women would be upset about being assaulted or raped, in our society many men believe that it is not OK for them to cry, so they try to act tough, and the best way to seem tough while preventing yourself from crying is to get mad. in general it seems that people have an easier time sympathizing with the crying woman than with the pissed off man.Indeed, men can get an erection passed out and women can rape them. Of course, it's only rape if the genders were reversed.