Sunday, June 8, 2014

The "Maleficent" Rape Scene That Huffington Post Created...out of thin air


     OK so some woman from HuffPost wrote an article titled "The Maleficent Rape Scene That We Need To Talk About". You definitely need to read the article if you want a better understanding for my rant, although I feel like reading her article simply creates more stupid in the world, so take my advice and don't. 

    The main jist is she compares the scene where Stephan, in his cowardice and selfishness takes Maleficent's wings instead of killing her. BY THE WAY, the actor who played Stephan was so unbelievably terrible, I barely got through his scenes, that was my one gripe about an otherwise beautiful film, that actually HONORS feminism, although I think Hayley Krischer, the author of the HuffPost atrocity must have missed the memo on that one. 

    This article is why sometimes calling myself a feminist gets me funny looks and laughter, because of overly zealous idiots like this. Let me tell you something lady, RAPE exists. Depicting RAPE in movies is a debatable issue, because movies depict real life, relate-able issues in them to create an emotional response in the viewer, asking Hollywood to abolish rape from their movies is really like asking them to never again show a murder or kidnap scene, do you think that will end murder or do good for the fight against missing children? NO WAY, cause guess what lady, long before movies, pictures, magazines, and hell even the written word MURDER, KIDNAP, AND RAPE were all hanging out at the local asshole club and gathering new recruits. Wanna know why? Cause mankind when consumed by fear opens a door for insecurity, pride, hate, and then eventually do shit like that. I don't think they should GLORIFY, or push the buttons on being so graphic that it in turn glorifies the act, but coming from someone who was raped as a child, let me tell you, rape scenes usually don't anger me, they help me relate to the character and if the movie is good and justice is sought or served, I feel stronger after watching it. 

     BUT, First of all there was no RAPE scene in this movie at all and comparing that scene to rape was quite a stretch. Kinda reminding me of Charlize Theron, or however ya spell her name, anyway, comparing the media attention on her as RAPE, wow ask a rape victim if waking up everyday in your mansion hearing a few bad press reviews about themselves would equate to RAPE. And then also ask someone who was legitimately raped if they think that scene in Maleficent was a rape scene and they may punch you in the face. (Btw Forbes mag wrote an excellent article addressing this laughable one) READ IT! 

     The scene depicts a betrayal, when you said your child flat lined it and saw it as betrayal, and then saw maleficent go through a time of darkness later to emerge full of love and hope again, WITHOUT A PRINCE CHARMING MIND YOU, you probably should have listened to your child, stop trying to over complicate things just so you can have something catchy to peddle to your readers, so you can keep your pathetic job over there at HuffPost. 

     This kind of article actually creates an unsafe place for feminists to voice concerns and issues, because when idiots like you MAKE UP sexist issues, we are left in the back lash to try and explain "but that's not what I MEAN when I SAY feminist" There should not be different denominations of feminism, and money hungry, sensationalists combined with overly sensitive, easily offended, immature children-like people is why we have them. Feminism is the EQUALITY of men and women. The idea that says women have a right to do whatever the hell they want and not be looked at a certain way just because there is a vagina in between their legs. I wanna get something straight, I am not a bra burner...I do not hate the stay at home mom...and I do not create RAPE scenes in movies where there are none just to get a rise out of others and push my money driven point home.

     We can't keep twisting the world to suit our agendas, and that's exactly what you did Hayley. That scene in Maleficent did not perpetuate rape culture, but you just did. You created an issue where there wasn't one, therefore bringing down a ton of anger and hatred on feminism EVEN MORE SO THAN BEFORE, and God knows we have enough misogynistic men who wanna rape and murder us just for having opinions, hell some women too, and here you go feeding the fire WITH A FAKE VIEW OF A NON-EXISTENT RAPE SCENE. I'd rather stick to fighting the battles we actually do have, rather than creating more reasons to fight. PEACE and OPENNESS creates GROWTH. In this battle for MARKETERS to stop labeling one product blue/force and another Pink/Frills just to sell more of the same crappy item to men and women, this culture where girls are told they can't be professional athletes unless they join their own special watered down league, where when reporting real rape they have to be given the third degree on what they were wearing that night, WE DON'T NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU WITH MEDIA MONEY AGENDAS creating a NEW issue for us to battle...we got enough. Thanks for the article, if it had been printed on actual paper I probably would have used it as POOP PADS for my Puppy. Have a good day ;)


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