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The Spectre Of False Rape Cases And How The Media Perpetuates It https://feminisminindia.com/2019/11/18/false-rape-cases-media-perpetuates/
Unbelievable: Smashing The Walls Of
“This is not something people get over with, this is
something people carry with them forever like a bullet in
the spine.”- Detective Karen
• Rape Treated as a Crime and not Appeasement
Rape has long been an eye candy for the screen
drama, often fulfilling nasty fetishes of voyeurs in the
name of edginess, titilation, ‘honest portrayal’- that
were once covered by plain consensual sex. It’s often
the sole reason of the presence of the female
characters onscreen and limited to the narration of
the pain induced through the eyes of others. The
Black List survey of thousands of films and TV scripts,
shows 2,400 scripts out of a count of 45,000 involve
scenes of rape. Kate Hagen, the author of the study
was ‘lucky’ enough to come across a ‘comical’ script
by a male writer about an inspiring female stand up,
containing eight incidents of rape.
Unbelievable- a rape drama, giving survivors a voice
has a subtle and nuanced look at sexual violence and
trauma of the survivor projected at its best. The eight
part composition is not only about brutal rapes, the failure of judiciary to provide justice to a particular
survivor and victim-blaming her through the
investigating officers forcing her to withdraw her
complaint, but dwells more on the assaults that come
later: the internal examination. The pitiless
questioning(the survivor was harassed several times
on the context of recalling the assault in the name of
keeping records), the doubt, the judgement, the
implied blame. It digs deeply into the shades of
trauma, self-worth and failure of justice system,
rather than reducing its viewers into mere gawkers.
Instead of the ‘luring’ display of photos, the series
shows us flashes of what happened to different
survivors, a reflection of the way those suffering from
PTSD recall snapshots of traumatic experiences,
relying on the survivor’s narrative entirely, it unravels
the shock that sets in when survivors of rape
particularly marginalised are not believed. Susannah
Grant, the writer ensures that, the series never evoke
rape porn, hence even though we hear explicit details
of the assaults, they aren’t sensationalised.
• The Idea Of ‘Safe Space’
“If it’s all right, I’d like to ask you some questions.”-
Detective Karen to one of the survivors. Every move
of hers is a request of consent, every approach creating a space where a woman is respected, heard
and made to feel safe about telling the truth.
Depicting, what a difference it makes when the
narrative of the survivor is believed and treated with
compassion, the show throws strong light on the
notion that no woman ‘asks for it.’ Unbelievable stays
focussed on the survivors without mythologizing the
abuser. He has little screen time from the point of
view of investigators and survivors. Very rightly, it
denies him a voice.
• ‘Framing’ Reality
Unbelievable is the show about what happens when
women raise their voices and the challenges they face
on coming out, the focus being always on the
survivors, their trauma, reactions, difficulties. It drags
the reality in the heart of the ignorant presenting
stats of an unknown study of ‘53% of rape cases’
being false, showing that most rape cases get
neglected, the survivor’s narrative often gets
manipulated by the cops through threats, coercion
and bullying, rape kits lying untested for years,
allowing perpetrators to roam freely, making her
attempt for suicide. Questions about the premise that
an accusation of rape is labelled as ‘fake’ are pointed
out quite clearly. It firmly establishes that no single reaction is ‘the reaction’ of the survivor: some show
memory loss, others can recall every detail, some
weep while others appear serene.
The series thus makes us gulp a hard truth, that just
because a rape accusation is termed as ‘false’, it
doesn’t mean that the rape didn’t take place. Where
lies the surety that the survivor hadn’t been
compelled into ‘accepting’ that she made a false
Women. Do not judge a man on the size of his dick if you do not exspect him to judge you on the size of your ass.
Women. Do not judge a man on his height of you do not exspect him to judge you on your weight.
Women. Do not judge a man on his stomach if you do not exspect him to judge you on the size of your breasts.
If you judge a man because of how he looks how can you ask him not to do the same to you? Please stop pretending as if men do not have feelings, they feel each comment about their body just as much as we do.
If you are offended by this please think about how you have treated men in your past and how you exspect them to treat you in the future.
No le pertenezco a nadie
Yo soy de la vida,
Y la vida es mia
The other day at work somebody came up to me and “yoo-hooed” to get my attention while I was in the middle of doing something else. My response to that was to slowly turn and say “yesss?” And he acted all offended.
Like no, I’m not going to respond right away or very well when you or anyone else does that or whistles at me or whatever other similar thing. How would you like it if I did that to you? You wouldn’t.
The thing I’ve notice about how often and when this stuff happens while working at my retail job is that 98% of the time it’s straight white men who do this. It’s not the way to get my attention nor is it okay for you to do this. I am not your personal servant and you are not “King”. I am a f*cking human being.
Hey, hope everyone is doing well.
I made a new tumblr account to talk about striving for equality with matters like feminism, the black lives matter movement and LGBTQIA+ community. I would have done this on this account but I have posted other topics and it will get messy, so I made a different account dedicated to important topics.
please follow and engage with the content, it would mean the word to me.
Thanks, have a nice day :)
Don’t let anyone tell you that identifying as a feminist is “too radical”.
I don’t know why these things are even said. How in the 21st centry, after so many years of fighting for our rights, are we STILL having to combat the view that a woman’s existence revolves around pleasing men, having babies, and making house?
If I get dressed up, I’m not doing it for anyone other than myself. The only person I aim to please is me.
My life does NOT revolve around children. That is not up for discussion. If I choose to have kids, that is MY choice. If I choose not to have kids, that is still MY choice. Fulfilment is a subjective term that can only be experienced when an individual achieves things that they want from their life. If I don’t want kids, you’re damn stupid if you think I won’t be fulfilled in life… I have my own dreams.
Kitchen? Oh please, grow up. This isn’t 1930.
I cut my hair because I like it. That’s why I do most the things I do. Because I like it. Are you really going to sit here and tell me that, just because I have short hair, no guy on the planet will ever find me attractive? Really?
What was I wearing? I can’t believe that THIS is even a question that needs asking. I mean, if a guy came forward to report the fact that he was raped, would he be asked to explain what he was wearing at the time? No. No he would not, because that is completely irrelevant to the situation. So, please, tell me… why is it one rule for men, and another for women?
And no, I am not upset because it’s “that time of month again”. Though, in fairness, when it is “that time of month”, I wake up in a pool of my of my own blood… hence the bad mood. But, generally, when I don’t have blood seeping from uterus, anytime I’m sad, or down, or in an all-round bad mood, it’s probably because I had a crappy day. Or, you know, it could just be the fact that I have to go out into the world and endure all of this shite on a daily basis.
Please and thank you for your time.
If I have to watch one more Tik-Tok about girls jokingly threatening their boyriends, or straight out hitting them I will personally find away to crash their platform.
Does anyone else have horrible self-esteem and have so many insecurities that you can’t even keep count anymore? And now you’re afraid that you’ll ruin your relationship because of your insecurities, because it keeps causing fights about other girls even though your partner is completely loyal and faithful but you just can’t help comparing yourself to other girls, which is such a toxic trait and you know it but you can’t help it?! I’m taking some time to study myself and change this toxic trait that society has put inside me that girls should somehow knock each other down instead of build each other up, that one should always be the “prettiest” and the “sexiest” or else they’re invisible or worthless. I’m done with this toxic shit. I’m going to love myself just the way I am, and I’m going to support other women instead of trying to upstage and compete with them. Fuck sexist mentality and sexist society that has made so many women feel like they have to compete with each other for attention.
Correta Scott King
Women are magical and dangerous
People over power
I don’t think I’ll ever forget my male P.E. teacher giving our class the dress code talk on the first day of school this year. This man said “no visible bra straps” and every girl in that gym immediately adjusted to make their straps more visible.
Such a small act of protest but it was so liberating. Like we all have the same mind now. Protesting stupid dress codes was a natural reaction for us. That’s cultural growth. The kids are alright.
I SWEAR IF I HEAR ANOTHER STORY ABOUT HOW A GUY SAID “you’re cute when you’re angry” I AM GOING TO FLIPPIN GO OFF! LIKE NO, I’M NOT CUTE, I’M FRICKING PISSED AND WANT YOU TO TAKE ME SERIOUSLY, NOT TELL ME I’M CUTE AND THINK THE PROBLEM’S SOLVED CAUSE IF I WERE TO TELL A GUY I THINK HE’S CUTE WHEN HE’S ANGRY HE WOULD GET SO PISSED BUT WHEN WE GET PISSED FOR BEING TOLD THAT SUDDENLY WE’RE “in a bad mood” OR “on our period” NO, WE’RE SIMPLY TIRED OF Y'ALLS SHIT