Jocelyn Gecker

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Soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

Oct 17, 2014

Soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after. Boy meets girl, boy rapes girl, boy marries girl. The ...