Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: OUTLANDER ISSUES ****SPOILER ALERT****

#3462
Hope
Participant

Dear Filmfixation;
I was trying to add to the gamut of where the self-permission that rapists give themselves comes from, not saying that power isn’t a large component. I am a feminist, I want to say of course, but we know how many women shun the word. I was in Women’s Liberation in the late 60’s and 70’s, and it was a common thing then to hear that rape is just about power. Rape does require that the female (if the rapee is female) be disempowered in some way, through alcohol, lesser strength or mental coercion, or… It’s just that over the years I’ve seen and heard so many ‘nice’ men say quite astonishing things to me about when they feel they have a right to a woman’s body. Or that they should have the right. I hope that I did understand your point, and that you understand mine???
Hope