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Jun 23 2013, 07:35 PM
- Elite Member
- May 13, 2012
I agree the rape was addressed and dealt with and obviously not in a way that many people think was appropriate.
- Jun 23 2013, 07:15 PM
- Jun 23 2013, 06:52 PM
- S loves EJ
- Jun 23 2013, 06:42 PM
- Jun 23 2013, 06:03 PM
EM, SC, AZ, and DH have all had to dodge punches and have been physically assaulted in the street. Others most likely have to, I just don't know about their run-ins with dangerous fans.
Oh and GG , JR, and RJ have all recieved racist hatemail. I hope the little boy who plays Theo hasn't, or if he has, an adult got to it before he could see it.
Since JS plays such a hated character I would Think he probably been subjected to it more than others, regardless two wrongs doesn´t make one right.
I think what makes me less sympathetic to the plight of JS and AS is their glowing support of the pairing without addressing the rape given the political climate we are in. Acknowledge it. Work through it. Don't come out with the brilliant statement from AS that Sami was not a victim, then have her fall in love with her victim. In a world where a politician can make the statement that if a woman is about to be raped she should just "lie back and enjoy it"statements like AS's are totally irresponsible.
I for one don't buy that the writers did not see the potential in Ejami pre-rape. The characters shared enough scenes. It's a line they never should have crossed, and if they did they shouldn't have shoved the rape under the rug.
The characters did address the rape, before they conceived Sydney. It may not have been addressed in the way that some people would wish it to be, but it was addressed.
I honestly don't understand why Alison saying that Sami isn't a victim upsets people. Plenty of people who have been raped or subjected to violence in real life refuse to declare themselves victims. They are empowered by rising above what's happened to them, and refuse to be defined by it.
Part of the issue may be all the other things that have happened subsequently.
However although Plenty of people who have been raped or subjected to violence in real life refuse to declare themselves victims. They are empowered by rising above what's happened to them, and refuse to be defined by it. Not many of them go on to be romantically involved with the person responsible.
It sends a blurred line.
In his original discussion of the rape in the car pre making love to Sami again EJ said something along the lines of I justified it because I thought if we made love you would enjoy it and you would love me. And that's the part that Sami identified with because she had thought the same thing about Austin.
The problem is that's a really really bad message to be sending out.
Sending out a message that you can be raped and not let it define you and you are not the victim is good.
Sending out the message that if I rape you you will end up loving me not so good.