lol i think they’re talking about the 311 kiss, which completely ignores the context but whatever. according to that logic, the snowing kiss in the pilot was sexual assault??
you mean how in the OUAT universe, True Love’s Kiss is an actual thing, in which case Charming ‘assaulted’ Snow, Rumple ‘assaulted’ Belle, Philip ‘assaulted’ Aurora, etc. and if that anon really feels that strongly about it then why the fuck are they watching the show at all??
i’ve gotten an anon like that before and literally like FIRST TWO MINUTES OF THE ENTIRE SERIES IS A “NON CONSENSUAL” KISS like context context context
i mean like how did you get this far into the show
I mean if we’re technically getting into consent issues, then Emma as a minor in Oregon would not have been legally able to consent to sex, so just putting it out there that Adam and Eddy should have picked another state to set the relationship between a 17 year old and a 300 year old.
If we’re going to get into issues of consent, shall we also bring up Graham?
Seriously, the whole TLK issue is not the biggest issue of consent and sexual assault in the fandom.
Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.
“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.
“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.
The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.
That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.
On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.
It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.
Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.
In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.
Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.
Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.
At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.
About 20 will die.
LET THAT SINK IN.
Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.
So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?
They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.
So what on earth are you worrying about?
It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.
I find the constant suggestion that mentally ill people should just “think positively” and “try harder” particularly offensive because of course that’s most of the solution. The problem is inmy brain. It’s just that the thinking and the trying are skills we spend our…
It’s okay to hate people who hurt you. It’s okay to not “forgive and forget”. It’s okay to be angry whenever you think of them. It’s okay not to be friends with them. It’s okay to cut them out of your life and never let them back in.