Thursday, April 09, 2009

It must be spring; there's another charming rape scene to add to the collective unconsious

Ah, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and Hollywood's thoughts are turning towards the sexualization of rape.

WATCHMEN played for love and procreation. The unnecessary remake of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT that inexplicably took out the urine shot that actually made people feel horror and empathy. And now OBSERVE AND REPORT played for lighthearted laughs and heroism.

Thank god 1 in 6 women haven't been assaulted or it might be upsetting to them and the REAL male heroes in their lives trying to protectthem...oh wait. Actually, 1 in 5 have. Hi-larious.

Even more fun...April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Sooo...maybe the site needs a little help getting their message of partnership and protection and power used for good OUT there...what do you say, peeps?

I mean, it's not like the media is actually INFLUENCING our actions...since "Rape is a serious problem in the United States today. The United States has the highest rape rate among countries which report such statistics. It is 4 times higher than that of Germany, 13 times higher than that of England and 20 times higher than that of Japan."

Weeeeell fuck. Maybe paying money to see OBSERVE AND REPORT is a bad call this weekend. How about downloading and passing on a little activism that could save your mom or your sister or your girlfriend or your daughter or your best friend or yourself INSTEAD? "Spring"ing for an Impact self-defense class for them or yourself to live a happy, long, healthy, empowered life of appropriate boundaries?

Here are more resources for Men Against Rape. Because seriously...this shit isn't entertaining.


Lee Ryan said...

great post!!

Kid Sis said...

Thanks Lee! I like your site, too!

Hugo Fuchs said...

Ignore the Japanese facts of that report; they don't classify rape the same way as we do, and they have the old school of trying to convince victims that it's their fault and that charges wouldn't stick.

Otherwise, the post is dead on.

Catch how the spill rated Observe and Report. I'm just annoyed that they just didn't rate it Some Old Bullshit.