I don’t understand this Breacon narrative

Joy, 5/15/2022, 4:19PM(261 days ago) @PoH- one person liked this

I agree...and I also remember the story where Caroline had taken pills (which Tom didn´t know) and then drank alcohol with Tom....she wasc crying like crazy because Ridge had left her.
She certainly was in no condition to consent to what happened then but still slept with Tom.
The next morning, when she woke up and saw what they had done, she was crying and screaming.
In my country, Tom would have problems to explain why this shouldn´t be called rape.
But in this show they told us this was a love story and they even had Caroline say later that she "wanted it too".
Not a very good message to young people at least...
(And I don´t want to start a discussion if it was rape, I am sure we had it here when it happened...just wanted to point out that the show doesn´t do alcohol and kissing/lovemaking in a pc way).

Unfortunately, these type of storylines go all the way to the beginning of the show. I have been watching the first few seasons. During I think 1989, when Thorne was married to the first Caroline, she had drank too much and had went to bed. Ridge was going to play a prank on her and sneaked into her bed. They ended up having sex. The next morning she was not sure of what happened and she said that she thought that he was Thorne. Later on, when she wanted to divorce Thorne and marry Ridge, she told Ridge that she knew it was him and consented. I think the writers changed it later on to keep it from looking like rape. It was always referred to as a joke or trick on the show.

Eric raped Brooke when she was drunk or drugged on cold tablets. They were separated but living in the same apartment on the self serving advice of the Quack Taylor. I could be wrong (it was many years ago) but I thought Brooke was drunk because Ridge had dumped her. Eric knew that Brooke was out of it when he jumped into bed with her and raped her. He later said he wanted her and because he wanted her he took her. She was in absolutely no condition to consent. Same as when Nick raped Brooke who was totally out of it with grief hallucinating Ridge and almost suicidal.Prick had never had sex with Brooke before and she'd never given any indication that she had ever wanted it but he decided that having sex with her was the cure to her overwhelming grief.
Eric even had to remind Brooke when she found out she was pregnant with Ridge's child that he had sex with her. I do remember Brooke and Ridge having a conversation about Eric's actions.
When Brooke was raped after Stephanie set her up to be raped, telling Andy where her spare key was and her No was not No. In other words when Brooke says No she actually means Yes. When a woman, any woman, even a prostitute says NO she means NO Hell NO. Ridge was all about finding Andy's accomplice and having them prosecuted. Andy died and when Ridge found out it was his own mother who set Brooke up to be raped he was mad at her for 2 seconds and then a few weeks later went and celebrated Christmas with them with Brooke later joining them as if nothing had happened. And Stephanie all apologetic and a week or so later calling her a slu* from the valley. What made this storyline worse is that it was a woman who set up another woman to get raped and got away with it. A woman who told a stranger where another woman's spare key was. A woman who said not to take no for an answer. And there was no justice.
To recap:
So we have Ridge raping a drunk Caroline in her husbands bed while he's downstairs and they change it to Caroline knew who it was and wanted it. Then they turned it into a romance, they got married and Caroline died.
Eric raped a drunk/drugged Brooke who was so out of it she didn't even know it happened until weeks later when she found out she was pregnant and Eric reminded her what happened. Eric was rewarded by Bridget turning out to be his.
Quinn repeatedly raped an amnesiac Liam who had not idea he was not her husband. And again no consequences for her actitons.
Ridge rapes Brooke when she is drugged. She told him she didn't want him and to go home but he snuck upstairs, stripped off and got into bed and had sex with her. At least he was remorseful then.
Nick raped Brooke at the foundry when she was drunk on grief. They'd never had sex before but Nick got turned on by a grieving Brooke and had his way with her. No consequences. Brooke got pregnant and had to endure leaving her husband and family to be with her baby's rapist father. Thankfully RJ turned out to be Ridges but I'm still sickened to this day that Brooke had to force herself to have sex while pregnant with Ridge's child with the man who raped he and gave her that sexy nightie to wear. She even had to ring Ridge to prepare herself to suck it up and Think of England with Nick.
Stephanie sets Brooke up to be raped by a stranger. Telling him where her spare key is and not to take no for an answer because she doesn't mean no.
Caroline JR gets drunk because Ridge dumped her (I'm sensing a theme here) and Thomas who was also drunk had sex with her. Very shady storyline.
It's very obvious that this show is written by misogynists who have a complete lack of respect for women. Rape is not a joke and should never be treated as such. Real women suffer real rapes and they don't get over it in a month or a year and never think about it again. The writing about rape on this show is sick.

Wel said, I totally agree.

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