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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 month): Casting aspersions on alleged sexual assault victims
The fact that you think I'm trying to discredit this person is wrongheaded, and inaccurate. Taking sexual assault seriously means exactly that, it doesn't mean assuming the person accused is automatically guilty. I will wait and see how this story develops, and it's already been confirmed that a number of people have previously investigated her claims, and are now doing so again. I encourage everyone to take a collective deep breath and not rush to harsh judgement about either party involved.I'm not arguing on any hill, it's an important fact of this story and her statements about Putin and Russia was apparently part of the reason she wasn't taken terribly seriously before. Her statements on Putin should be taken just as seriously as her sexual assault accusations, meaning, they should be investigated as well. If you think it's outrageous to claim that some people who support Bernie Sanders would want this story to be true, in order to get him the nomination, than sadly I don't think you've been around politics enough.


EtcetEraThread Unfinished General Leia Scenes Reduced Rose’s Role, Says Star Wars 9 Writer Chris Terrio
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissing concerns of representation
You may or may not be aware but because of two crucial pre-production events, the film underwent a lot of changes at an accelerated development speed. •Carrie Fisher passed away suddenly •The director originally hired for the movie shot his career in the foot and had to be let go When this happened, Luasfilm then needed to hire a new director that could also complete the writing process for the story. J.J. Abrams was brought back on and it was a fairly logical choice considering his history with Lucasfilm and Star Wars. Disney then made the call to keep the production schedule of the movie intact (arguably a very dumb decision) instead of letting Lucasfilm have a proper amount of time to make The Rise Of Skywalker. What's this all mean? It means you have J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio rushing to make a film work. According to Terrio, parts of the movie needed to be changed due to not being able to get Leia related special effects to the finish line/a certain level of quality. These movies DO involve risk, as most Star Wars special effects have for some time now. It's not ridiculous that you have an ambitious idea for a movie but it can't be made to work in the time that you have. Ultimately, they decided to have Rose's character support the resistance and Leia at their home base, and those parts of the film were trimmed down. You are asserting that they were trimmed down because Abrams or Terrio felt the need to act on discrimination or prejudice against asian people. Her role in the film was cut because they chose to focus on the core trio of characters (Rey, Finn, and Poe) in an already bloated and overstuffed film. Choices were made because they felt it would benefit the film, and sometimes this is just part of the creative process. I think it's also worth noting that the main trio of heroes in the trilogy are 2/3 minorities.