Impact presents an extended confrontation between a sexual assault victim and her assailants, as part of an imagined slightly revised court process, in order to understand why they did what they did and, on that basis, to make a recommendation to the court regarding sentence. It does not go … as expected.
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A feminism-informed examination of rape from point of view of police (female) and, to some extent, victims (as interviewed).
Single series drama with eight episodes.
Passes the Bechdel test (and more) with FLYING COLOURS!!!
When men are raped, as they often are in prison, does anyone ask them are they sure they didn’t want it? Does anyone come even close to suggesting they asked for it, they are to be blamed for it? Is anyone quick to add ‘alleged’ to the report?
“…why are you so slow? Why are you so slow to understand the simplest things; not the complicated ideological things. You understand those. The simple things. The cliches. Simply that women are human to precisely the degree and quality that you are.
“It is an extraordinary thing to try to understand and confront why it …
I am amazed at the number of population growth analyses that mention rape. So far I’ve read, let me see…none. And if they don’t even mention rape, they sure as hell can’t consider it a major causal factor. Do people really believe that millions of women want to be pregnant for five to ten years? …