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Jul 30 2013, 11:03 PM
Jul 30 2013, 10:50 PM
I am not trying to bait you. I am honestly offended by rape being depicted as not only okay, but actually romantic.

If the people on the show started calling Abe, Theo and Cam the N-word, I would be angry, even if those three characters were just fine with it. And I wouldn't get over it because it's just a show.
As I said in another post somewhere...rape is in now way treated correctly on any soap opera. It is far too often than not treated as foreplay as the heinous crime that it is.

And really...while the N word is as offensive to me as you...it is said repeatedly on many shows within the context of the storyline. If they start a racism storyline on Days in the future...I guarantee you will hear it no matter how tasteless and offensive it is.

Days was actually ground breaking in being one of, if not the first, to treat rape as the serious crime that it is.

I am not talking about the n-word being used in a racism storyline, I'm referring to it being used like the rapes are, as no big deal.

Such as Abe's employees casually calling him "boy" to his face, instead of "Sir" and everyone being just fine with it, or even finding it funny.

Or the school bus driver chiding Theo for sitting at the front of the bus beside Ciara, and all the children laughing as he simply looks confused for a second, then skips happily to the back of the bus.
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