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originally posted by: yeahright
a reply to: MystikMushroom
I agree, and I don't think anyone in this thread has favored censorship. Those (myself included) who have expressed dismay are simply, well, doing that.
...Aaaand, use freedom of speech to express our dismay. Pretty much what (I think) those who find it objectionable are doing... objecting to it.
Edit to add: I'm in no way trying to intentionally over-generalize or stereotype. I'm simply pointing out that the fact that some sick males may get it in their heads that their behavior is OK because women seem to throw money at this kind of movie.
One *could* argue that a date rapist may think he's following in the footsteps of Christian Grey. I mean, hundreds of thousands of women wish they could be Ana, women must really like this lifestyle!
Decency doesn't mean you don't ever do it or think it's dirty. Decency simply means that you respect the wishes of others not to be subjected to what you do when such things should be private.
Popular culture matters because in reflecting, expressing, and validating
the spirit of our epoch, it generates meaning, and not only interacts with and
situates the current state of our society, but also helps shape and inform its future.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Klassified
I like movies and TV shows about pirates and Vikings. Does that mean I suddenly want to be treated like one? Or is it possible that maybe, just maybe, it entertains me.
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: Cygnis
I don't think I've ever seen so many closed minded people in one thread before. So many prudes. Also, it seems that most of the prudes here are men. Lol. You guys clearly have no idea about women's desires.