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I just...I don't even have words for how angry this makes me.

Originally posted by [ profile] black_sluggard at Wtf: TV Tropes deletes rape tropes
This pisses me off on so many levels. The mandate of TV Tropes is to catalog examples of elements of plot, story, and rhetoric used in storytelling and media. By playing it "safe" (and choosing the cash from Google ads over its own content) TV Tropes is its failing at its own purpose, and undermining its integrity as an archive. If a trope exists, it belongs there. They shouldn't get to pick and choose.

Originally posted by [ profile] dancingdragon3 at Attention feminists! TV Tropes deletes all rape tropes
Censorship and cultural insensitivity continue with the deletion of all references to rape on the TV Tropes website. Do they think that it will go away if you don't talk about it?

Article at The Mary Sue

TV Tropes claims they did it so as not to encourage rape. I am doubtful of this explanation.

Date: 2012-06-26 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, encouraging rape is a very big problem. Rapists just don't do it without being encouraged.

...The hell? Seriously?

Date: 2012-06-26 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Because, of course, leaving up posts that discuss different rape tropes and include discussions and points on the very real life problems with the is a HORRIBLE IDEA. I'm as pissed at Google as I am at TV Tropes. They both seriously dropped the ball on this one.

Date: 2012-06-26 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
People are not making it happen on tv/movies/whatever, they're just reporting the asshattery. So, basically, TV Tropes and google are censoring news. Nice.

I feel a rage blackout coming on.

Date: 2012-06-26 10:32 pm (UTC)
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I feel the urge to never go back to that site and tell everyone I know not to either.

Date: 2012-06-26 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Hear hear.



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