I Spit on Your Grave(1978) A move 36 years old portrays raping women as a horrible. The subsequent murders are all justified in this context.
40 Days and 40 Nights(2002) A movie only 12 years old. Portrays a man getting raped for laughs, and he is at fault and has to beg forgiveness from the love interest. He has to beg forgiveness for being raped.
This is why i didnt enjoy horrible bosses- spoiler alert but charlie days character is raped by his boss and they only punk her in the end- no charges, no real punishement
Not just that but the female rapist in 40 days actually walks away with the wager money, and is actually rewarded for her rape of her ex boyfriend.
The fact that the first film is from the late 70’s and showed that women could get away with murder because of rape, and we have at least 2 movies that were popular in the time they were released have men be raped and it not dealt with seriously, including one where the man was held responsible for his own rape, is fucking ridiculous.
Men are not any more at fault for being raped than women are, and the fact that our society perpetuates that idea proves we don’t live in a patriarchy nor a rape culture, unless the latter is about talking over and trying to erase male victims.
I’m honestly disgusted by this, having known more than one men who were raped and none of them were taken seriously by those who should have helped them.
Purple may be referencing this one, but remember that Adam Sandler movie? About the teenage kid who is raped by his attractive female teacher, she gets pregnant, etc? If the genders were reversed there would be no comedy movie about it. JFC, and I thought the Adam Sandler bar couldn’t get lower…
But no, look at the Rape Culture! Patriarchy! Muh misogyny…