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Disgusting trivialisation of rape


I was watching this on DISNEY+ and boy, gosh, I've got to say I was shocked that there was no preceding disclaimer for the unacceptable historical trivialitisation of rape.

Of course I am talking about this line:-
"Vincent, get in the car, this is embarrassing. You're acting like some girl who got felt up at the drive-in."

Here Eddie is mocking Vincent for making too big a deal things - overblowing it if you will - and acting like a "hysterical" girl for being upset they'd been sexually assaulted!

How could this line have even been acceptable in the 80s? It seems completely out of line even for that time period.

As for Disney, I'm kind of shocked they would allow to be shown without a warning as they are usually so ahead of the curve on this sort of thing...

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Aahhh the old bait and switch troll.

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I don't even know what that means?

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The title of your post uses the word "rape". [Bait]
Your post then describes some girl who got felt up at a drive-in
which you are labelling as an assault [Switch]

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Oh I see.

Hardly a big "switch" though is it? I guess you could argue semantics around sexual assault terms but the point stands. So no.

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Means you're a fag.

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Is that some kind of American homophobic slur? 🤔

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Eddie was old-school. It came with the territory. However, Vincent just wasn't that kind of girl.

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You're being a giant pussy about it. Being felt up isn't rape. Not that it's cool but they aren't even in the same league.

Don't watch it then. Plenty of more suitable things on Disney for you to watch.... Just don't watch the casting couch goof at the end of Toy Story 2.

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Just don't watch the casting couch goof at the end of Toy Story 2

Ha! Good point. I wonder if they'll add a disclaimer to that...

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No one cares.

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oh get over yourself, Shirley.

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"I've got to say I was shocked "

no you wernt , you just jumped at the opportuninty to start an attention seeking troll thread.

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LOL. Come on - EVERY thread is "attention seeking". That's literally the sole purpose of creating a thread on a message board of any kind!

I am discussing a line which is very real and appears in this movie, so therefore, unless you are disputing that, it cannot be a "troll" attempt of any kind...

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I might be wrong, but being felt up does not mean she is against it.
As in: they are at the drive in on a date. They start kissing. He feels her tits.
She is hysterical about being felt up, making a big deal.
Of course, for men with years of experience that is not a big deal. For her, it still is.
But there's no rape nor forceful touching implied in being felt up, I think.

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