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Dutchess_III's avatar

On TV, when a man attacks a woman sexually, why does he always try to kiss her?

Asked by Dutchess_III (44139points) 3 weeks ago

Do rapists in real life try to kiss their prey??

We’re stuck watching old 70s TV shows, like Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Big Valley, etc.
In cowboy shows a whole lot of attacking women goes on.
They always show the guy trying to kiss her as she’s fighting.
WTH??

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rebbel's avatar

It probably was to symbolise that what the guy actually wanted was to rape her, but (for in a movie) that was considered to be ‘too much in your (the audience) face’?

I use rape because that’s what that is called.
The filmmaker might call it persuasion, or infatuation (as an ‘excuse’ for what was to follow, the attack).
But it’s rape (if you imagine what was going to happen the second the camera turned away, or the editor cut the scene).

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well when grabs her and starts ripping at her clothes it’s pretty clear what he wants.

rebbel's avatar

You wrote “always show the guy trying to kiss her as she’s fighting”.
Hence how I responded the way I responded.

ragingloli's avatar

It is his way to say “Come on, baby, you want it, too!”.
A deluded belief, that she will kiss him back, and turn this forced interaction into something “consensual”.
A pathetic attempt of the rapist to legitimize himself.

janbb's avatar

It’s the myth of the Wild West when men were manly and women liked it rough. Crapola!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I agree @janbb. It makes me sad that I, and my peers, were coming of age at a time when that crap was being touted.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

It’s what they used to call “drama”. Maybe they should have stuck to the good guys chasing outlaws theme and left sex out of it. But it was a different era.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Try dumping the cowboy stuff and watch Green Acres or Mary Tyler More or something. They must be on somewhere.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Haven seen MTM. Green Acres is on after 7. We’re watching a. DVD then.
Rick always turns it on
It’s just background noise to me.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Gotcha. We do the same at times. I always loved Green Acres lol

Dutchess_III's avatar

We were so easily amused then!

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@Dutchess_III I suppose so Dutchy. But you’re talking to a 68 year old grown man who still likes the Lone Ranger and Zorro. So I’m not one to talk I guess. : )

kritiper's avatar

It’s TV. Sorta like when a cowboy fires his single action six-gun more than six times without reloading or when reloading he simply shakes the spent cartridges out instead of using the extractor.
It’s for show.

Dutchess_III's avatar

But does it happen in real life
@kritiper?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Nomore that is a good thing in my opinion. It means you can still suspend your belief of something is amusing enough and enjoy it for what it is. I have grown so analytical of movies that it has becomes harder and harder for me to enjoy things. I can always find something that doesn’t sit right with me in movies. That can be a curse sometimes. And that’s also why I have writer’s block too, always having to make sure my writing is perfect.

I really don’t wish that to anyone.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@Mimishu1995 Well go make the mark of the “Z” on a wall somewhere and relax. Who was that masked woman? Well pardner, that was the Lone Mimi!

mazingerz88's avatar

To stop her from screaming?

Nomore_lockout's avatar

And Zorro and the Lone Ranger wore masks before it was cool.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Nomore thank you for helping enjoy something :)

Mimishu1995's avatar

@mazingerz88 the man could just cover her mouth if he wants her to stop screaming. Kissing her indicates more than just stopping her from screaming.

mazingerz88's avatar

Both hands of the animal rapist could also had to be used to restrain the victim’s arms and hands, strongly resisting, possibly striking and grabbing at anything to hit him with. Leaving only his mouth to muffle her.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

You’re welcome @Mimishu1995 Check it out Mimi is it cool or what https://youtu.be/wDedUcmvgL8

Dutchess_III's avatar

@mazingerz88…that won’t stop her from screaming. It’s too easy to twist your head aside.

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