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Nov 2 2012, 11:59 AM
Nov 2 2012, 11:28 AM
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Nov 2 2012, 08:54 AM
Nov 2 2012, 03:36 AM
I really get a feeling that Days might be doing a rape storyline with Nick - Blake Berris's latest tweets to fans sounds that way anyway. Will the writing for it suck? Most likely, since it's at the hand of Tomlin. But at least Blake is a good actor, if anyone would do a good job with that story, it's him!
If they go with a Nick was raped in prison storyline is this show going to say how horrible it is for a man to be raped by another man, but if a man rapes a woman on this show, she should be dating and parenting kids with him?
Um...I think that's my favorite point ever made on this board. Maybe the internet more generally.

My thing about a possible prison rape is that I don't know what a man getting assaulted has to do with beliefs about homosexuality, unless he was raped by a gay man, maybe. But I'm sure a show like Days will be real clear in dealing with all of the possible complexity...
If Nick was assualted in prison by a heterosexual man, wouldn't that help explain why he views homosexuality as a choice? The person who assaulted him apparently chose to engage in that behavior. And yes, we all know that rape is about power, not sex. But I think basic human nature makes it harder for victims to truly make that distinction.

I don't know where this is going or how well or poorly it will be handled. But there is a whole lot of room for some nuance and I have faith that Blake that bring that out if the writing allows him to.
I remember years ago on one of the talk shows, there was this white woman who had been raped by a white man and from then on she was scared to death to be around white men. She would only date black men and eventually married a black man.
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