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Saw two movies this weekend.

Wedding Crashers: I had a strange experience with this movie. There were some really funny parts, some really boring parts, and then one part that very much offended me.

If there is one thing that I cannot tolerate, it's male rape in any way, shape, or form being found funny.

For some reason, a large majority of society cannot fathom a woman raping a man being anything but comic amusement. Because, of course, how could a woman possibly rape a man when he obviously was liking it enough to get erect, right? So, it may have been rape, but not really. Not enough for it to be taken seriously.

And of course, Vince Vaughn's character discovers later in the movie that he LIKED it. This absolutely horrified me. That a man who divulges to his "best friend" that he had woken up to find himself tied up to a bed, a sweaty sock shoved into his mouth and duct-taped into place, while a woman deemed that he must like it, and then forced some "exciting" sex on him, later in the movie discovers that: YES, MALE RAPE IS AWESOME.

Sure, some guys may like the scenario, but he clearly states he did NOT while speaking of it, as well as, NOT consenting during the act. But, naturally, it wouldn't be as funny if he didn't wind up finding that he liked it later on. Naturally. *Seethes*

The Island: I am happy to report that I had only positive feelings towards it. Absolutely FABULOUS movie. This met all my criteria and a bag of cookies. Hmm, maybe I should have typed this one out first...

Current Mood: hungry hungry

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miggy From: miggy Date: July 25th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
...dude. Thanks for the warning. I like Vince Vaughn and so may have wanted to see the movie, but... wow.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: July 25th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Nod* No problem. I had a feeling you'd have a similar reaction if you saw it.
malakim From: malakim Date: July 25th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
FYI, according to the wording of the law, males cannot technically be raped. The most someone could be charged with would be sexual assault. The legal definition of rape is penis penetrating vagina. Men do not have the required hardware, thus cannot technically be raped.

Still wrong, but I found this out through work, and always thought it weird.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: July 25th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I know. I wrote a paper in college about rape that discussed that very thing, actually.

You don't even want to get me started.
malakim From: malakim Date: July 25th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. It's so stupid. x.x I'm pretty sure it's all the FBI's fault, too.
fourleftxaviers From: fourleftxaviers Date: July 25th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that had occured to me too. Naturally everyone in the showing I went to seemed to find it hilarious.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: July 25th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Nod* Same as my theatre. I'm hoping that some of it was nervous laughter, which is what I do sometimes when something is happening that really disturbs me.
niennah From: niennah Date: July 25th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you know, I am ashamed to say I didn't even think of it that way. I found his whole turnaround in attitude bizarre, but when you put it that way it is far worse than merely 'bizarre'.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: July 25th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, his turnaround WAS bizarre. Completely left-field. It's like they completely changed his character's personality by that point, and not just with that. Very hard to believe, in my opinion.

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