|Sooo, considering the gist of the discussion on this thread, I'd like to say that clearly, people find the need for tags like "Rape isn't considered as a bad thing", but a few people have very adequately put their points across regarding the need for a more appropriate tag
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lol man I can't believe people are whining over a tag on your fictional comic books.
You're damn right I will.
At the ultimate crux, the tag is subjective in nature. It's like allowing a tag called "stupid plot".
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What "Rape isn't considered a bad thing" describes is exactly that! That the story considers rape to be absolutely fine, except, that statement itself is a fallacy, since that is not upto the author/story to decide for the reader! In a particular setting, Rape may be used in various ways, but intrinsically- rape is sex without consent. The value judgement regarding it -whether the rape in a story "is bad or not" is upto the reader to decide. The Category cannot describe something that doesn't exist in the first place!
Say child marriages are common in a manga story. The setting of the manga may "normalize" it, but it's upto the reader to form a judgement about the concept of "child marriage". Thus a tag like "Child marriage is considered good/Child marriage is not considered bad" is a SILLY tag, which suggests lack of application of the mind.
And on this thread itself:
Quote from NightSwan
In a lot of shoujo and yaoi - relationships start with rape... and it's kinda glossed over.
I think in those instances, it might apply. But it should probably have a better name.
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What we need though are either new or definable -textbook definitions are the goal here- (porn) tags and not the 40th variation of rape.
Rape isn't Considered as a Bad Thing fails both criteria with flying colors.
Tags also only continue to pop up because everyone can invent as my many as they like and admins have slowed down the frequency of deletion of such.
Hence, I suggest we change the name of the category to "Rape is Trivialized" / "Normalization of Rape" where value judgements regarding such a scenario are left upto the reader to decide.