Tuesday, November 1, 2005

What the bloody fuck.

This story is...well, it turns my stomach.

From the Nov. 6 issue of The Week:

Passion for rape
Thiruvananthapuram: Actors who play the role of villians often lament of their plight of being rapists on screen. Rajan P. Dev, a leading villain in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies, is an exception. Rajan regrets that he hasn't done a single rape scene. Meera Jasmine, Bhavana, Kavya Madhavan, Gopika and Padmapriya are on his list of favourite actors that he would like to assault on screen. Any takers?

So, I'll try and calm my feminist outrage for a second. From a purely journalistic standpoint, this is handled poorly. If one is going to make this objectionable claim, you do owe it to the actor to at least explain why he has this proclivity. Does he usually play puffy roles and now would like to stretch himself as an actor? Or is he just a sadist?

Furthermore, naming the women he would like to "rape" is...god. I don't like using the term "objectification", but there's no other word for this.

I wonder how editors allowed this to be printed without clarifying what the hell it really means.

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