Thursday, 13 November 2014

Posting This on Facebook Would Cause Too Many Problems

There are four things that irked me this week, (+1 from a couple of weeks back) and in no particular order they are:
  1. People still criticising Kim Kardashian for getting famous off a sex tape that, as far as I'm aware, she had no hand in making public
  2. The reaction to a 15-year-old boy being raped by a 47-year-old woman, and the fact that the kid should be okay with it
  3. That Dapper Laughs guy, who I admit I know very little about but have seen enough to form an opinion
  4. Katie Hopkins, always and forever
  5. Lea Dunham
I'm gonna start with the last one because that's the one that's been in my head for a while so:

Lea Dunham

I don't know how familiar everyone is with Ms Dunham, but she's a fairly successful actress, producer etc. etc. who I believe is best known for her role in Girls. Recently she released an auto-biography that states - and I'm quoting here - "Basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl, I was trying" in regards to her trying to coerce her younger sister into sexual activity with her. Without going into too much detail she basically abused her sister from the age of 7 until puberty in various ways. Now I can understand that a seven-year-old may not fully appreciate what they're doing, but by puberty you really should. Furthermore you've equated yourself to a sexual predator and you're definitely old enough now to understand that what you did was probably not acceptable. Yet she seems content to boast about it like it's somehow a positive. Allegedly she also 'outed' her sister to their parents, which is also not cool. Not a very nice person, really.

Katie Hopkins

Well there's no better segway into Katie Hopkins than that, really. 'Not a very nice person' is on her coat-of-arms. In the past what she's said has been utilised by talk shows to bring in viewers and thus her views are obviously 'edgy' but not great. This time though she's come out as saying completely derogatory things about Muslims and Palestinians. Please explain to me how you can avoid jail time when people are going to prison for the exact same thing.

Dapper

Equally whoever this Dapper Laughs guy is, okay it's a comedy act - I get that. However when you look recently when Judy Finnigan's daughter started receiving threats those were swiftly and harshly dealt with, why is Dapper Laughs - who is doing, as far as I can tell, the exact same thing except abstracting the person - not facing 'up to two years'? The issue is that with situations like these is that people do replicate what they see on TV. Whether it's as a joke or not it's irrelevant when the entire premise of the character appears to be - at least to me - negating women's rights.

Cheerleader Rape

I just don't get how you can genuinely not understand that a 47-year-old having sex with a 15-year-old, whatever the circumstances, is pretty much always rape. When you hold power over somebody, like the age difference here creates you just cannot do that. Now, when he said he didn't want to have sex with her, again as far as I can tell, he was free to leave, fair enough it's not because he didn't say no (as far as I can tell), it's because the situation is just wrong and it makes consent irrelevant. Him telling his father about it surely shows that he wasn't completely comfortable with it?

KK

The least serious of the three, but people really have to get over Kim Kardashian getting famous from a sex tape she had no hand in releasing. From there she's gone on to build a franchise around her that I'm not even going to attempt to put a price on. She might not be everybody's hero but hell yeah she's great and yeah in my opinion she's a great role model for young women. Go KK, Ily x