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23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby ghijkmnop » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:12 pm

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_2412 ... arassment/

I'm not sure I can put into words my intense irritation with these types of plasties. I think my issue is that, based on many (some) of the examples, the author clearly did not watch the movie or TV show-- or had no idea what the world was like as little as 20 years ago, let alone 50.
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Postby RaceProUK » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:18 pm

I smell self-righteousness on the part of the author.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby JamishT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:19 pm

I knew I made the right choice when I avoided that one.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby IamNotCreepy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:49 pm

Yeah, there are a couple that are legitimate (like the Revenge of the Nerds one), but a lot are portraying the person doing the things in a negative light.

Take the Stranger Things one, for instance. Yeah, Steve act a little sleazy, but this allows for some character development when he ends up apologizing and doing the right thing.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby AboveGL » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:23 pm

I thought it was already established that's not what actually happened in that Ratatouille scene?

Meh, I just skipped most of them and the comments are largely in agreement this sucks. *shrug*
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby Aquila89 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:05 pm

Gilmore Girls: so mocking someone for being a virgin is "straight-up sexual harassment"' now?

Goldfinger: they pick the part where Bond slaps a woman's butt and not the part where he forces himself on Pussy Galore?
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby gisambards » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:57 pm

The majority of these are just ridiculous, and the few that are accurate are pretty well-known examples - Anakin and Padme's relationship is generally considered to be unintentionally a bit creepy as a result of poor writing, for example, or Revenge of the Nerds (which I haven't seen, and only know of because it's the go-to example for something pretty nasty in hindsight that seemed perfectly innocent at the time).
The only good one is the winner, which was very different from every other entry in that it was just humorously pointing out a moment where the makers of the movie clearly didn't realise what that scene was implying.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby Marcuse » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:34 am

I feel like these kind of contests (I assume photoplasties are still contests) are basically asking for people to take things out of context to suit the theme. It's inevitable that they're going to include a bunch of situations where the action was not shown as positive in the source, but imply that it was in the 'plasty. Or they would include situations which aren't really even the correct category twisted to fit it.

On the one hand I say "no shit", but on the other I was somewhat heartened by how many entries pointed out that actual sexual harassment by female characters is often overlooked or played for laughs. That's a point I don't see made very often in the media, so I guess there's some merit to this?
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby Jack Road » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Aquila89 wrote:They pick the part where Bond slaps a woman's butt and not the part where he forces himself on Pussy Galore?


I'm never a fan of the argument that the victim of sexual harrasment was asking for it, but I would argue that a character named Pussy Galore was likely literally written for it.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby Anglerphobe » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:20 pm

I think calling out Bond for being a misogynistic boor is frankly a bit passé at this point. We know, and have known for many years, that he would be pretty contemptible if he were a real person.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby Krashlia » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:27 pm

Aquila89 wrote:Gilmore Girls: so mocking someone for being a virgin is "straight-up sexual harassment"' now?


Well... Its a little mean and could be part of sexual harrassment. But... No, i guess.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby Tesseracts » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:52 pm

I've never seen Revenege of the Nerds... is that actually the plot? That's kind of horrifying. Most of the list is BS though.

You could fill up this entire list with any random episode of Family Guy.
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby Krashlia » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:03 am

Tesseracts wrote:I've never seen Revenege of the Nerds... is that actually the plot? That's kind of horrifying.


Oh yeah, that happens. The Fraternity of Nerds take to sexually bothering a local sorority for some reason. I don't recall if it was because of the bullying, the sports events, or imminent loss of their house...?
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Re: 23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

Postby ghijkmnop » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:28 am

Krashlia wrote:
Tesseracts wrote:I've never seen Revenege of the Nerds... is that actually the plot? That's kind of horrifying.


Oh yeah, that happens. The Fraternity of Nerds take to sexually bothering a local sorority for some reason. I don't recall if it was because of the bullying, the sports events, or imminent loss of their house...?


The plot is pretty much the title. I saw it at the cinema when it came out-- my favorite part (as a musician) was the talent show. At the time, all the stuff the nerds did in retaliation was justified in my mind. 30 years later, it all holds up to me-- and should to many of you, if you can somehow possibly edit out about 20 minutes in the third act of the movie.
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