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4th Jun '18 11:05:08 PM darkemyst
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* Similarly, Franchise/{{Batman}}'s home town of Gotham City never suffers from any long-term economic damage or loss of population, even though a number of psychopathic supervillains routinely use the city as a stage for their grisly "performances" (ComicBook/TheJoker), a giant petri dish for their scientific experiments (the Scarecrow), or a base for their environmental crusades (Poison Ivy). Ignoring them, the city has long been a WretchedHive of endemic police and civic corruption and mob activity, making it curious that anyone would willingly choose to live there.

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* Similarly, Franchise/{{Batman}}'s home town of Gotham City never suffers from any long-term economic damage or loss of population, even though a number of psychopathic supervillains routinely use the city as a stage for their grisly "performances" (ComicBook/TheJoker), a giant petri dish for their scientific experiments (the Scarecrow), or a base for their environmental crusades (Poison Ivy). Ignoring them, the city has long been a WretchedHive of endemic police and civic corruption and mob activity, making it curious that anyone would willingly choose to live there. Although the population ''did'' take a permanent nosedive after ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' and sections of the city were rendered uninhabitable, it was still a rather busy city.
13th May '18 8:51:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Banksy once put a ''[[VisualPun literal]]'' elephant in a living room.

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* Banksy Creator/{{Banksy}} once put a ''[[VisualPun literal]]'' elephant in a living room.
12th May '18 1:54:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebVideo/LouderWithCrowder'': There's a sketch where Stephen and Not Gay Jared are outraged at Donald Trump making a bunch of crass jokes on tv while giving a wide berth to Harvey Weinstein literally forcing himself on someone in the same room.
10th May '18 1:25:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': Dr. Mac shows a SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic detailing terrorist attacks committed by islamists that overlaps with muslim-majority countries or countries with increasingly large muslim minorities. He then calls the reason behind the surge of attacks a mystery for the ages.

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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': Dr. Mac shows a SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic detailing terrorist attacks committed by islamists that overlaps with muslim-majority countries or and countries with increasingly large muslim minorities. He then calls the reason behind the surge of attacks a mystery for the ages.
8th May '18 3:03:35 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Regarding sexual abuse:
** The term "[[http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2012/06/missing-stair.html missing stair]]" has come to refer to abusers who get away with their actions because people would rather work around the problem than confront it. Some particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples in recent memory include the Catholic Church's massive coverup of [[PedophilePriest child molestation]] and Creator/TheBBC's neglectful attitude toward Creator/JimmySavile's horrific sexual offenses. Predictably, [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/25/a-famous-porn-star-claims-she-was-raped-on-set-will-she-receive-justice.html this issue also exists]] in the UsefulNotes/{{pornography}} industry. Corey Feldman of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame has likewise [[http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/08/business/la-fi-ct-hollywood-molesters-20120109 spoken]] [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781 about]] the phenomenon in Hollywood, and he in turn faced criticism from his late costar Creator/CoreyHaim, who accused Feldman himself of letting an adult molest Haim. Then in 2017, a slew of accusations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein Harvey Weinstein]] (co-founder of Creator/MiramaxFilms and Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany) set off a chain reaction dubbed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinstein_effect Weinstein effect]], emboldening survivors of sexual violence to come forward with similar allegations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_(hashtag)#Aftermath countless prominent men]] and expose the figurative elephants.
** The original context of the above-cited "Missing Stair" post is [[http://pervocracy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/scene-is-not-safe.html regarding abuse in the BDSM/Kink communities.]] Because no one wants to admit that sometimes the negative stereotypes regarding BDSM as being an excuse for abusive behaviour can actually be true in specific cases, people become reluctant to name and shame abusers, or kick them out of the community; instead, people will simply be advised that John once added things to a scene that the submissive hadn't agreed to, or that Mary got accused/convicted of rape one time. If bad things then happen relating to John and Mary, well, no one could say they weren't warned, right? So John and Mary continue to have access to new victims (who may or may not actually know about the elephant in advance) while everyone else allows abusers into their shared spaces.
--> 'Tons of people, including several in the leadership, instantly knew who I meant. The reaction wasn't "there's a rapist among us!?!" but "oh hey, I bet you're talking about our local rapist."'

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* Regarding sexual abuse:
** The
abuse, the term "[[http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2012/06/missing-stair.html missing stair]]" has come to refer to abusers who get away with their actions because people would rather work around the problem than confront it. Some particularly it:
** The original context of the above-cited blog post is [[http://pervocracy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/scene-is-not-safe.html regarding abuse in kinky communities.]] Because no one wants to admit that sometimes the negative stereotypes regarding UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} as being an excuse for abusive behaviour can actually be true in specific cases, people become reluctant to name and shame abusers, or kick them out of the community; instead, people will simply be advised that John once added things to a scene that the submissive hadn't agreed to, or that Mary got accused/convicted of rape one time. If bad things then happen relating to John and Mary, well, no one could say they weren't warned, right? So John and Mary continue to have access to new victims (who may or may not actually know about the elephant in advance) while everyone else allows abusers into their shared spaces. More broadly, the phenomenon can occur in any group or subculture that doesn't want to jeopardise the community or appear overly judgemental or restrictive.
--> 'Tons of people, including several in the leadership, instantly knew who I meant. The reaction wasn't "there's a rapist among us!?!" but "oh hey, I bet you're talking about our local rapist."'
** Other
JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples in recent memory include the Catholic Church's massive coverup of [[PedophilePriest child molestation]] and Creator/TheBBC's neglectful attitude toward Creator/JimmySavile's horrific sexual offenses.offences. Predictably, [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/25/a-famous-porn-star-claims-she-was-raped-on-set-will-she-receive-justice.html this issue also exists]] in the UsefulNotes/{{pornography}} industry. Corey Feldman of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame has likewise [[http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/08/business/la-fi-ct-hollywood-molesters-20120109 spoken]] [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781 about]] the phenomenon in Hollywood, and he in turn faced criticism from his late costar Creator/CoreyHaim, who accused Feldman himself of letting an adult molest Haim. Then in 2017, a slew of accusations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein Harvey Weinstein]] (co-founder of Creator/MiramaxFilms and Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany) set off a chain reaction dubbed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinstein_effect Weinstein effect]], emboldening survivors of sexual violence to come forward with similar allegations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_(hashtag)#Aftermath countless prominent men]] and expose the figurative elephants.
** The original context of the above-cited "Missing Stair" post is [[http://pervocracy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/scene-is-not-safe.html regarding abuse in the BDSM/Kink communities.]] Because no one wants to admit that sometimes the negative stereotypes regarding BDSM as being an excuse for abusive behaviour can actually be true in specific cases, people become reluctant to name and shame abusers, or kick them out of the community; instead, people will simply be advised that John once added things to a scene that the submissive hadn't agreed to, or that Mary got accused/convicted of rape one time. If bad things then happen relating to John and Mary, well, no one could say they weren't warned, right? So John and Mary continue to have access to new victims (who may or may not actually know about the elephant in advance) while everyone else allows abusers into their shared spaces.
--> 'Tons of people, including several in the leadership, instantly knew who I meant. The reaction wasn't "there's a rapist among us!?!" but "oh hey, I bet you're talking about our local rapist."'
elephants.
8th May '18 3:57:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': Dr. Mac shows a SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic detailing terrorist attacks committed by islamists that overlaps with muslim-majority countries or countries with increasingly large muslim minorities. He then calls the reason behind the surge of attacks a mystery for the ages.
8th May '18 3:56:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* From the Volume 4 episode ''Family'' from the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' series, we have four people, including Yang, her father and two of the teachers she had at [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon Academy]] carefully avoid the subject of [[spoiler: Yang's [[AnArmAndALeg missing arm]] despite the fact that a cybernetic replacement has been delivered]] until her father's BrutalHonesty brings the subject in the open. One of the teachers even puts a LampshadeHanging on it.
--> '''Doctor Oobleck''' "Are we finally talking about the [[HoldYourHippogriffs Goliath]] in the room?"
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* From the Volume 4 episode ''Family'' from the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' series, we have four people, including Yang, her father and two of the teachers she had at [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon Academy]] carefully avoid the subject of [[spoiler: Yang's [[AnArmAndALeg missing arm]] despite the fact that a cybernetic replacement has been delivered]] until her father's BrutalHonesty brings the subject in the open. One of the teachers even puts a LampshadeHanging on it.
--> '''Doctor Oobleck''' "Are we finally talking about the [[HoldYourHippogriffs Goliath]] in the room?"

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* From the Volume 4 episode ''Family'' from the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' series, we have four people, including Yang, her father and two of the teachers she had at [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon Academy]] carefully avoid the subject of [[spoiler: Yang's [[AnArmAndALeg missing arm]] despite the fact that a cybernetic replacement has been delivered]] until her father's BrutalHonesty brings the subject in the open. One of the teachers even puts a LampshadeHanging on it.
--> '''Doctor Oobleck''' "Are we finally talking about the [[HoldYourHippogriffs Goliath]] in the room?"
4th May '18 11:37:54 AM BabyM
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* In ''Series/TheResident,'' star surgeon Dr. Randolph Bell's deteriorating surgical skills and increasingly common medical errors amount to an elephant in the operating room.
29th Apr '18 8:30:37 AM moongalleon22
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** The original context of the above-cited "Missing Stair" post is regarding abuse (as in non-consensual sex or physical harm) in the BDSM/Kink communities. Because no one wants to admit that sometimes the negative stereotypes regarding BDSM as being an excuse for abusive behaviour can actually be true in specific cases, people become reluctant to name and shame abusers, or kick them out of the community; instead, people will simply be advised that John once added things to a scene that the submissive hadn't agreed to, or that Mary got accused/convicted of rape one time. If bad things then happen relating to John and Mary, well, no one could say they weren't warned, right? So John and Mary continue to have access to new victims (who may or may not actually know about the elephant in advance) while everyone else allows abusers into their shared spaces.

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** The original context of the above-cited "Missing Stair" post is [[http://pervocracy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/scene-is-not-safe.html regarding abuse (as in non-consensual sex or physical harm) in the BDSM/Kink communities. communities.]] Because no one wants to admit that sometimes the negative stereotypes regarding BDSM as being an excuse for abusive behaviour can actually be true in specific cases, people become reluctant to name and shame abusers, or kick them out of the community; instead, people will simply be advised that John once added things to a scene that the submissive hadn't agreed to, or that Mary got accused/convicted of rape one time. If bad things then happen relating to John and Mary, well, no one could say they weren't warned, right? So John and Mary continue to have access to new victims (who may or may not actually know about the elephant in advance) while everyone else allows abusers into their shared spaces.
29th Apr '18 8:20:53 AM moongalleon22
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--> 'Tons of people, including several in the leadership, instantly knew who I meant. The reaction wasn't "there's a rapist among us!?!" but "oh hey, I bet you're talking about our local rapist."'
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