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Old April 5 2013, 05:43 PM   #23
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Re: "Plato's Stepchildren:" Kirk-Uhura Rape Scene?

Danger Ace wrote: View Post
T'Girl wrote: View Post
... But describing it by using just the word "rape" is a misuse of the term.
How is it a misuse given the literal definition of the word?

rape, noun
1. the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3. statutory rape.
4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
5. Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.

verb (used with object)

to force to have sexual intercourse.
7. to plunder (a place); despoil.

None of which apply to two people being forced to kiss.

Danger Ace wrote: View Post
. . . Kind of reminds me of those psychology experiments were an authority figure instructs a person to abuse another. They keep upping the ante to measure how far folks will go in order to conform with authority - even to the point of denying personal responsibilty and exceeding the professed limits of good conscience.

A heinous act is being protected and defended by virtue of what Trek authorities have put forward as a positive. They've done this by blatantly, purposely misrepresenting the event.
Uh, remember we're talking about a fictional act between two fictional characters portrayed by professional actors in a fictional TV show.

Lighten up a bit.
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