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Old 03-07-2017, 07:43 AM
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I personally can't watch movies that involve rape (male or female) or any kind of sexual torture. It is just too disturbing for me. I will watch movies about women and men who have been abused (Room, for instance) if they do not show the violent act. I do not need to see a violent rape take place. I also do not like to watch movies where young children are physically abused or hurt in any way.


Men fighting men, women fighting women, men fighting women... If it moves the story along and has something to do with the plot, I get it and can watch it.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:30 PM
 
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Some movies are basically torture porn on women with some dialogue thrown in. Typically, a young women in underwear or scantily clad. I've noticed this in horror movies especially. Those movies are generally aimed at young men.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Am I the only one who finds it amusing that Chriz Brown is asking about violence against women? [CENTER]Save[/CENTER]
You beat me to it. Amusing, maybe....ironic, definitely.
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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In movies and TV, film makers are usually more wiling to show males get injured, dismembered and violently attacked than women. Usually, when a woman is the victim of extreme violence, the camera will cut away from the act and just use a sound effect instead.

Obviously, this is not always true, but its pattern that is well known.

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What kind of question is that? I mean, who wants to see a girl get beat up?
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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Hollywood doesn't do anything if it doesn't make money. People shell out billions of dollars to watch X-Men, Avengers, Bourne, Bond, etc. both kick butt and get their clocks cleaned. If people started talking with their wallets, things might change.
But most of the times in movies like this, the girls are not getting beat up. But if anything, the girls are doing the beating up.(Think Black Widow and Storm, etc.) Therefore, I don't get what your point is.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: DR Beach, FL
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In movies and TV, film makers are usually more wiling to show males get injured, dismembered and violently attacked than women. Usually, when a woman is the victim of extreme violence, the camera will cut away from the act and just use a sound effect instead.

Obviously, this is not always true, but its pattern that is well known.

Thoughts?
My thoughts are that you've never watched Lifetime movies.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:45 PM
 
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The point of the OP (which I somewhat forgot) is not who is doing the violence but who is having the violence done to them.

Audiences are very much titillated by the threat and thought of violence done to women (female audiences as much as male audiences), but few audiences are entertained by a graphic depiction of violence to women.

Violence done to women depicted graphically in most societies is still startling and disturbing. Like violence done to children, violence done to women is used to depict the most vile of villains, the bad guy who must surely be killed by the final reel, not just defeated.

This is probably, IMO, a continued social belief that women are intrinsically and individually more valuable to the survival of a society than males are...males are simply more expendable.
Good post. However, I don't think that I agree that a social belief is that males are simply more expendable than women. However, I believe that most people view women as the care givers and the nurturers and the gender that gives birth, therefore, I think that because of that, people intrinsically don't want to see women as the victims of violence.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:04 PM
 
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Good post. However, I don't think that I agree that a social belief is that males are simply more expendable than women. However, I believe that most people view women as the care givers and the nurturers and the gender that gives birth, therefore, I think that because of that, people intrinsically don't want to see women as the victims of violence.
Only one bull needed in the pasture, only one rooster needed in the hen house.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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Only one bull needed in the pasture, only one rooster needed in the hen house.
Yeah, but are we talking about bulls and roosters... or are we talking about human beings?
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I woulnt agree with your premise of violence against men being more accepted. Whole francises are based on violence against women, perpetrated by men. Criminal Minds comes to mind with its parade of nubile 20 year olds begging for their lives. Torture porn light.

Actually showing the hitting is more acceptable man on man. But I think that's because men hitting men is usually good guy vs bad guy. Whereas men beating women is just men beating women and yea, maybe we don't have much of a stomach for that reality.
You forgot to mention rapes and other forms of sexual assault. That sort of violence is also fine.
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