(Context: Talking about a show about female vigilantes fighting rapists. It sparked a lot of rage and moralizing from incels)
Sarah A: sigh look, how many vigilante superhero shows/movies/comics exist? you don't see people getting up in arms over those shows; they're able to disengage and recognize it for what it is - fiction. Why does the fact that the crimes in this show are sex crimes bother so many people? Is it because it hits too close to home???
StartTakingNotes: the differance is most superheroes fight supervillans in the act of causing harm, not chasing down and stabbing people that were accused of rape. Some mental gymnastics going on in this comments section lmao
Sarah A: so is rape not 'causing harm'? also, due to its very nature, rape is harder to catch in the act and even after it's over most victims do not get the justice they deserve, often getting blamed themselves. this is an important topic that needs to be addressed in a show like this because of its prevalence in the real world. you don't have literal supervillains going around in real life, but women are raped on a daily basis. that's why a show like this is so deeply satisfying to watch.
StartTakingNotes: I didn't say rape wasn't causing harm, don't put words in my mouth. I said supervillans in the ACT of causing harm like robbing a bank, planting bombs, trying to take over the city/world etc, and superheros are too busy handling that to break there moral code and go stab rape suspects. Also most supervillans are leagues above the local law enforcement, requiring hero's to take them down. Point is your analogy is invalid. Rape is a crime that takes place usually over a few minutes then becomes a he said/she said scenario afterward, and due to burden of proof, it's up to the accuser to prove the crime. it's not a perfect system, but it's better than the alternative. This show is the alternative, where people are accused of a heinous act, then get savagely beaten without a trial long after the act in question. The women portrayed in the show are lawless thugs.