A man getting a woman drunk in order to sleep with her IS RAPE.
THIS IS RAPE. You legally cannot consent to sex when you are drunk.
I can’t stress this enough. GETTING PEOPLE DRUNK IN ORDER TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM IS RAPE.
RAPE. NOT “SERVING DRINKS TO A WOMAN TO GET HER TO LOOSEN UP”. THAT IS RAPE. RAPE. RAPE. RAPE. RAPE.
The fact that Hook has demons, has lost members of his family and his hand, DOESN’T EXCUSE THE FACT THAT HE RAPES WOMEN. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR RAPE. Nothing can grant you the right to rape people. NOTHING. Not the loss of a hand, not the loss of loved ones - nothing. NOTHING.
Children are like sponges. They absorb every information you give them.
If a young viewer is watching this show and accepting these characters as their role models, that young viewer WILL look up to their actions and behavior. And if Hook’s rapist behavior isn’t addressed as a bad thing, that young viewer will not think that his actions are wrong. Therefore, they will believe that, seeing as Hook gets rewared for his awful behavior, whatever he does is the right thing to do. THIS IS WRONG.
Regina is constantly getting punished for her bad actions. Hook is constantly getting rewarded for his.
This is not about ships.
This is NOT about characters.
This goes way beyond that.
And the fact that you can’t even understand that getting people drunk in order to have sex with them is rape only further proves my point.
Note: Hook said ‘giving them drinks to loosen them up’ he did not say ‘get them drunk’. If getting a woman tipsy and then having sex with them is “rape” then lots of men should be sent to jail.
Yes, LOTS of men should be sent to jail if they don’t understand that consent must be without any impaired judgement. If a woman has been drinking, you do NOT have sex with her. Period. It doesn’t matter if she claims she is ‘tipsy’—you don’t have sex with her.
Most college campuses teach this at freshmen orientation to help prevent rape.