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{November 7, 2009}   Date-Rape and Comic Fodder???

There is no connection…date-rape and comic fodder. Yet, this has become the new “hot” media topic. Where is the humor in the humorless? Poor taste…capitalist…take whatever social issue is at the center of heated debate and defuse its impact, add humor. Social trends? What implies consent? Delirium mixed with explicited comments by a warm-blooded, drugged-out, female…drugged-out on Alcohol, Ghb, or Rohypnol…What does it matter as long as the effect is incapcitation. When does sexual violence become humor? Sick-sensed, should be the trailor for this engagement. http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/observe-and-report/red-band-trailer But, here we are 21st century and misogynism is still justified by a comedic sense. Maybe when we can calculate the losses to 1 in 3 women victimized by date-rape, we can begin to grasp the senseless destruction to the face of humanity caused by date-rape and date-rape drugs. But, here we are staring at the underbelly of life but that is not an image we want to bring into focus, it is too real. The dehumanizing of the very aspect of life that creates…woman. I am insensed by our culture, which minimizes victimization and finds comedic value in the senselessness of date-rape, even if for only 90 minutes on the big screen. It is a minute in time.

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