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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Stolen
Annette LaPointe
Butterflies, Flowers - Yuki Yoshihara UGH NO UGH DATE RAPE MINIMIZED UGH UGH UGH NO NO NO NO NO.

I had thoughts about the romanticization and eroticization of sexual harassment in womens' manga, but they were driven out of my head by the INCREDIBLY HORRIBLE HINKY DISGUSTING NO GOOD treatment of date rape. When somebody drugs a girl's drink and rapes her, it's only bad because she's "betrayed" her boyfriend! There's no problem with her continuing to work with the rapist the next day! The rapist totally did this out of love to break the couple up! It all goes away and is totally fine when he admits he "only" undressed her and didn't rape her!

I can't even.