I can’t open my Twitter account today for some reason, but I can tweet this from my blog site, so I’m really hoping that new friends will read this, and not unfollow me in a perfectly legitimate fit of pique, at being so rudely ignored. Hi guys – wait for me!
I wrote a book review the other day, and when I logged on to Amazon to load it up, another review of the same book caught my eye because it had awarded only one star. I had awarded five because I had loved the tale, and had found it both engrossing and well written.
Intrigued, and wanting to know what had so appalled this reviewer, I read on and saw that the reason for the one star and scathing words was that the book apparently not only condoned rape, but positively encouraged it.
So now we have politically correct fiction?
The book was actually about a woman in an abusive marriage, and her journey out of it, to find wholesome and “normal” love, and beautifully written. To me this sort of writing does not condone or encourage anything. It merely brings to the fore a problem in our society. We should notice these deviations and wrongs, and avoid them, not mimic them.
If you are a rapist, I don’t believe that you can blame your violent repulsive acts on the reading of a book.
If you read about any sort of abuse, does that encourage you to rush out and do the same?
If you read the Kama Sutra, would you insist on your mate balancing on one ear with his or her toe…. Well, never mind that one.
Don’t slate anything merely for the sake of slating. You just make yourself look foolish really.
Right, I’m off to read about eating quite a lot of chocolate, and to pray to the Gods of Twitter to please let me back in. Till later friends. xxxxx