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Subject: Re: Is Twin Peaks anti-woman? Are Twin Peaks fans?
From: kreme@isis.cs.du.edu (Fred Zeats IV)
Date: 1990-11-15, 12:41
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks
Reply-to: kreme@isis.UUCP (Fred Zeats IV)

In article <17256@shlump.nac.dec.com> boyajian@ruby.dec.com (Cisco's Buddy) writes:
> >In article <14646@accuvax.nwu.edu>, kaufman@delta.eecs.nwu.edu (Michael L. Kaufman) writes...
> >
> >} I don't buy this whole thing. This all started when someone called Donna's
> >} behavior slutty. Face it folks, she was acting slutty. She was not showing
> >} a "healthy" or "positive" attitude toward sex, she wanted to do it on the
> >} floor in the jail with James. This, by any reasonable definition, IMHO, is
> >} considered slutty behavior.
> >
> >I disagree. If a man wants to screw anything that moves, people think its
> >natural -- "He's just sowing his wild oats."

Bullshit.  Maybe among redneck wife-beating slugs it's OK, but not among re
sonable people.  Anywat, I think the whole problem here is that Donna had a
serious personality shift that seemd to indicate she was feeling rather
horny.  This was in sharp contrast to her "normal" self.

> >If a woman wants to screw anything that moves, she's considered a "slut".

Screwing anything that moves is deffinitely deviant behavior, male or female.

> >This is sexist. It's wrong. So she wants to do it on the floor with James?
> >So what?

So it was totally inappropriate for the situation, as well as for her 
character.

> >} Just as, if James had made this suggestion to Donna we would call him
> >} (oh, I don't know), an asshole.
> >
> >Yeah, but no one would think he was deviant because of it.

Well, I would.  I think most people would.  If James walked up to Donna and
said "Come on, I want to do it.  Here." while Donna was sitting in a booth at
the RR, I think most people would think that something was seriously screwy
(forgive the pun).


-- | kreme@nyx.cs.du.edu |Growing up leads to growing old, and then to dying, and| |---------------------|dying to me don't sound like all that much fun. | | It is the spectator and not life, that art really mirrors. Oscar Wilde |


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