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Old February 16 2010, 10:09 PM   #16
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Did she ever say that she was caught? If she had I'm sure her attitude may have somehow been different when mentioning the gangs.
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Old February 16 2010, 10:09 PM   #17
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Or maybe thet were a Therapist Gang going around trying to help all of the poor people on the planet but somebody vandalized their sign so that there was an unfortunate space between the e and the r.
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Old February 16 2010, 10:13 PM   #18
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Or maybe thet were a Therapist Gang going around trying to help all of the poor people on the planet but somebody vandalized their sign so that there was an unfortunate space between the e and the r.
The vandals were a rival gang, "Thepenismightiers".
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Old February 16 2010, 10:26 PM   #19
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What the hell kind of gang is a rape gang, anyway? Rape does not put food on the table. It's just not a very productive pursuit; it's more of a hobby, or after-school activity.
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Old February 16 2010, 10:30 PM   #20
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Did she ever say that she was caught? If she had I'm sure her attitude may have somehow been different when mentioning the gangs.
I dunno--seems to me that a woman like Tasha, strong yet not in full control of her emotions and who completely loses it when placed in a situation where she is powerless (witness how she reacted to Q, inciting him to freeze her on one occasion and put her in the "penalty box" on another, and how she died, recklessly defying Armus before she had the slightest idea what she was dealing with) shows signs of being a rape survivor.

I could also see her being somewhat cavalier when talking about the gangs--on her planet, traumatic though it may be, rape would have been a commonplace and Tasha, in order to reclaim herself, might make a point of not shying away from that part of her past. Just the same, she wouldn't necessarily talk about actually being raped, again for the sake of maintaining control and for the sake of simple decorum.
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Old February 16 2010, 11:11 PM   #21
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We once saw her tell her pet cat to run because it wasn't "safe here anymore" as a rape gang closed in on her.
Is that some sort of science fiction meme? The cat survives no matter what?

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And, after all, Roddenberry's future isn't prefect. The latest movie raped my childhood.
Ahem.
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Old February 16 2010, 11:54 PM   #22
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Did she ever say that she was caught? If she had I'm sure her attitude may have somehow been different when mentioning the gangs.
I dunno, talking about the Rape Gangs seemed to turn her on when she was whoring herself out to Data, perhaps she secretly liked getting caught?

I've seen this situation played out in porn many times, and Porn never lies.
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Old February 17 2010, 12:00 AM   #23
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Rape isn't funny. This topic and the jokes are beyond bad taste.
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Old February 17 2010, 12:06 AM   #24
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Rape isn't funny. This topic and the jokes are beyond bad taste.
Not yet. Borderline, maybe.

What were these "rape gangs" like, anyway? Did they look like Alex and his droogs from A Clockwork Orange?
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Old February 17 2010, 12:19 AM   #25
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I dunno, talking about the Rape Gangs seemed to turn her on when she was whoring herself out to Data, perhaps she secretly liked getting caught
Not funny at all.
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Old February 17 2010, 01:11 AM   #26
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One wonders how a Federation colony could get that bad anyway. Didn't the Feds notice that one of their worlds was falling apart and offer to help?
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Old February 17 2010, 01:20 AM   #27
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Hang on, was it meant to be a Federation planet?

This isn't the Star Trek I grew up believing in. I always thought as soon as a Federation colony ship landed, it became an instant utopia, and the closest thing to a rape was when the Crystalline Entity did its knock-knock joke.

That said, perhaps that's only after the holodeck was invented. Once you've got that, why be in a rape gang? Camaraderie aside.
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Old February 17 2010, 01:38 AM   #28
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Hang on, was it meant to be a Federation planet?
Yep.
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Old February 17 2010, 01:47 AM   #29
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If she did get caught once and lived through the experience to be able to eventually leave the planet never to return, why didn't she get her sister out of that situation?

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Old February 17 2010, 01:56 AM   #30
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We don't know the exact circumstances of how Tasha managed to get off the planet. There could be any number of reasons why her sister couldn't come along. Maybe Tasha stowed away on a ship that was leaving and there wasn't room for anyone else?
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