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Nov 1 '11

public service announcement

to the Downton Abbey fandom

Stop calling Jane a whore.

it’s okay if you don’t like the character or her plotline with Robert, but for the love of fuck stop calling her a whore, or a slut, or anything like that. Jane was sexually assaulted. I do hope that I do not have to explain to you the implications of calling a sexually assaulted woman a slut or a whore. I don’t care if it’s “just a joke.” It’s not funny. It’s blatantly perpetuating rape culture.

Furthermore you’re placing the blame on the woman for her role in a relationship that you dislike. The fault is 100% Robert’s. Jane did not seek out a romantic relationship with Robert. She did not give a single sign that she wanted to either start or perpetuate a romantic relationship with Robert. She tried to freaking resign after the fact. The only actual fault she had in the relationship was being in a certain place at a certain time, and for looking a bit like Cora.

So stop. Please. Just stop. This is a great show with a great fandom. Please do not ruin it with misogyny. 

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  1. godownton reblogged this from vilecrocodile
  2. deftestpotatopeeler reblogged this from vilecrocodile and added:
    arghh thank you!
  3. shieldmaidens reblogged this from crezias
  4. majorabbey reblogged this from elsiehughes and added:
    Why does it not surprise me that people are doing this? I mean, Ethel got called a whore and she only had sex with one...
  5. folies-bergere said: ROBERT IS A DUMBASS AND A HYPOCRITE DOESNT APPROVE OF HIS DAUGHTER’S RELATIONSHIP WITH A SERVANT YET HE KISSED A MAID
  6. other-side-of-the-universe said: Ugh, people are calling her a whore? Can we just get a permanent ban on that word already?
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