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 Post subject: I Was Ayn Rand's Teenaged Lover...
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"Soon, she was back in her airy Upper East Side apartment, standing legs akimbo in a posture of strength at the window, regarding, beneath her, all that man had created via his indomitable will-to-power..."

This is unbelievably brilliant/awesome/hilarious.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2012/10/i-was-ayn-rands-lover.html#ixzz2AmdIHhXZ

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I read this yesterday, so funny!

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Gotta say, not really okay with the rape jokes.

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 Post subject: Re: I Was Ayn Rand's Teenaged Lover...
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choirqueer wrote:
Gotta say, not really okay with the rape jokes.


Word.

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lutin wrote:
choirqueer wrote:
Gotta say, not really okay with the rape jokes.


Word.
I agree that it's problematic, but I think the writer was using it to highlight how unhealthy power dynamics are a key part of Ayn Rand's, er, "value system," and the inherent screwed-upness of that.

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Desdemona wrote:
lutin wrote:
choirqueer wrote:
Gotta say, not really okay with the rape jokes.


Word.
I agree that it's problematic, but I think the writer was using it to highlight how unhealthy power dynamics are a key part of Ayn Rand's, er, "value system," and the inherent screwed-upness of that.

Plus, my understanding is that Rand's sex scenes are incredibly rapey.

Which is to say, I feel like this is a satire that is explicit in how awful it finds rape and is using over the top rapey language to show how problematic it is to label consensual what clearly isn't.

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j-dub wrote:
Desdemona wrote:
choirqueer wrote:
Gotta say, not really okay with the rape jokes.


I agree that it's problematic, but I think the writer was using it to highlight how unhealthy power dynamics are a key part of Ayn Rand's, er, "value system," and the inherent screwed-upness of that.

Plus, my understanding is that Rand's sex scenes are incredibly rapey.

Which is to say, I feel like this is a satire that is explicit in how awful it finds rape and is using over the top rapey language to show how problematic it is to label consensual what clearly isn't.
This; thanks for articulating it better than my cold-medicine-befogge brain could hope to manage!

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 Post subject: Re: I Was Ayn Rand's Teenaged Lover...
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Yea, the use of rape in the article is definitely intended to be satirical, a lot of people in the comments section had issues with that too, but some good explanations came out of it.


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