Literature The Sharing Knife Discussion

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08:32:32 PM Nov 14th 2010
I don't think Rape as Backstory fits here at all. Sunny used Fawn for sex, yes, but Fawn used him for sex too. It was an equal relationship at first. Fawn sought him out and she knew he was engaged to Violet when she did so. Sunny didn't manipulate her into it; if anything, her family did by treating her as a child and treating sex as some beautiful adult mystery.

Sunny's asshole behavior came after the sex, when he refused to take responsibility for the child, threatened Fawn with lies about her reputation and called her "slut". I'm not defending him. But of the many crimes he committed, rape wasn't one of them.
06:47:31 AM Nov 15th 2010
Hmmm.. alright, I guess it doesn't quite qualify, but I disagree that he became an asshole after the sex. He took full advantage of her offer without a second thought, the emotional damage it did to Fawn smells and tastes identical to Rape as Backstory, and he's quite happy to twist the knife. These are the actions of someone already a borderline Complete Monster.
06:52:02 AM Nov 15th 2010
I left it in but altered it a bit. If you feel it really shouldn't be in there you can remove it, though.
02:50:09 PM Nov 15th 2010
What Sunny did to Fawn was terrible but not half as evil as actual rape. I'd rather remove it completely but the new phrasing is an acceptable compromise if I'm alone in this opinion.
07:09:52 AM Nov 21st 2010
After some mulling I decided you're right and deleted it.
02:47:48 PM Nov 21st 2010
Okay, great.