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4 responses to “Feminism & pop culture hits : The Hathor Legacy on Dexter, and Cupidsbow on fanwork”

  1. tigtog

    One thing I really liked was that this questioning was portrayed as a rational, learned reaction to having been betrayed, violated and attacked by individuals (yes, usually men) that they had previously trusted, rather than as a paranoid attitude with no basis in reality.

    I’ve only seen one episode, and I noted that already. It was depressingly refreshing, if you know what I mean.

  2. Purtek

    It was depressingly refreshing, if you know what I mean.

    I know exactly what you mean. I have this reaction every time I notice something like this. First thought: “That’s great! That’s so much like what actually happens!”. Second thought: “Damn, do I have low standards. All I’m asking for is someone not to be completely offensive in describing rape victims? Damn again.”

    I like the connection between that and the other linked post here…not just because of the “pop culture” theme, but because the next question is “How do we get from just expecting people not to add to the problem to moving toward actual subversive solutions?”

  3. calyx

    The link doesn’t work, at least for me, try substituting .com instead of .info: http://thehathorlegacy.com/dexter-learning-not-to-trust-part-1/ Great, another RSS feed for me, thanks!

    I’ve seen all the seasons to date, and I’ve really enjoyed that show (I surprised myself) even though there *are* problems (sometimes I have to watch something, problems are a matter of degree with mainstream telly). The clarity with which so many characters are portrayed is quite amazing, especially for an american show *is cynical*. In the comments to that article, Purtek is enlightened as to future developments in the show that are more sexist, and I’m jumping up and down going “yes! I agree”. The thing with Pasquale, and with Lila, I was quite “ugh” about, they seemed to revert to the usual trashy broad-strokes ideas.

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