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Just wanted to point out 2 things first. In the SVU article I am proud to say I have seen ever episode they refer to in the article. And in the "Love the way you lie," article she says, "...the song for this latest album, "Recover," was meant to be an introspective look at the mistakes in his past." Clearly this writer has yet to listen to Eminem's parts on his new album, Bad Meets Evil, in many songs he sings of beating women.
My DQ is, this song be came vary poplar when it was released. Do you think it's popularity would change if artists with no domestic abuse credibility sang these words? (ex if Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber covered the song would it be equally poplar)
Is there any justification for raping someone,anyone? Whether or not the person is a prostitute or dresses "provocatively"? I ask this question because it seems from the first reading that lawyers justify "consensual sex" as defending the rapist(s). Also, contextualizing "Love the way you lie",do we as consumers of violent audio and visual music,promote,condone or glorify violence against women and girls?
No,there is never any justification ever to rape anyone, ever. No no no. It does not matter what job the woman has. There is never any justification to rape someone, ever. What the author was getting at is that lawyers that represent rapists try to argue that the rape was actually consensual sex. People try to "excuse" rape by looking at the behavior or appearance of the victims but of course there is never ever any excuse to rape anyone (no matter their gender).
Several questions came to mind after reading Mirandas article about "Love the way you Lie".
Do you think the song would have been as popular if Rihanna didn't sing the song? and instead chose to advocate against abuse in relationships? it's ironic that she herself is a victim of abuse in a relationship but glamorizes the issue instead. Do you think that the audience is aware of the lyrics that they are promoting? or are we just singing along to these lyrics unaware of the message we are sending?
Also, I agree with the quote from Gilberg on the second page where she says, "The danger is that pop culture defines our social norms." do you think that this video led to an increase of abuse in relationships or could we argue that because of the negative attention the video received that we are more aware of this issue?
What do you think "love the way you lie" means? when thinking about why people stay in abusive relationships, a lot times it is because they try to find other reasons to stay, like if it was financial assitance for example or a lot of time are scared of what will happen if they leave, could it possibly be that the woman in the lyrics is trying to justify the abuse?
How does Law and Order SVU's representation of the monstrous maternal and the absence of Oliva Benson's characters private life create an image of women? In what ways is this image of women different to the feminist perspective that the show follows?
After reading the "Love the Way you Lie" article I had to watch the video because I felt like I could not totally grasp the entirety of the article. After watching it I really understand what Miranda was trying to say, but what on earth was Eminem and Rihanna thinking? They could have done a lot of things right in that video, but ended up doing a lot of things wrong. I just want to point out the practicality of Rihanna's boy shorts in front of the burning house while she sexually touches her lips when she says she "loves the way it hurts" while simultaneously depicting a physically abusive relationship. WHAT!? It leads me to wonder if myself, and Miranda included, missed the point behind the song and video?
You didn't miss the point, Danny. Wait till we watch "Man Down" tomorrow. What IS the point may be a better question.
In the SVU article they talk about how the characters do a lot to support programs that are against rape. They try and put a more positive spin on a show that deals with one crime after another. My question is even thought the actors go to great lengths to promote the dangers of rape, do you think the show is putting ideas in SOME peoples head that it's ok to treat women in an abusive way dispite their efforts?
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