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Old 08-31-2016, 10:42 AM
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Sorry if this comes off as offensive. I don't mean to be, I am just writing a controversial story and would like some advice, if that is okay.

It's about a female serial rapist who is going around kidnapping and raping male victims, which the police are investigating. I asked some readers opinions about it, and they said that the found the rapes unrealistic or unconvincing, cause rape is about causing pain for the victim, and what she does is, is that she gets her victims erect and then has sex with them.

But that's causing them much pain I was told, and it would be more psychologically plausible, if the rapist were to rape them "from behind', with some sort of device. Cause then it would be causing the victim a lot more pain, and the rape therefore, would be much more plausible and realistic, since that's what rape is about.

I could change it to this, but should I? Would that make it more plausible? It's just the suggestion comes off as kind of like a double standard, that a man cannot be hurt unless he is raped from behind. But should I change it to that, and reader's have a valid point?

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Old 08-31-2016, 12:33 PM
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I have heard that whores in VietNam put razor blades in their vaginas. Don't know if this true or not, but a search returns many hits.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:39 PM
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Okay thanks. But I want the victims to live after, not be bleed to death or unable to walk.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:57 PM
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in my opinion rape is not necessarily about pain but is about control, domination, I think if your female rapist was causing them such anguish that they couldn't get it up, it would cause the desired amount of pain, mental to be sure but pain none the less as she belittled them for their lack of manhood. and then she could stuff a Viagra down their throat and 'belittle' them further.

but I too find the entire concept to be lacking in several ways, at the top of the list is the crimes most likely wouldn't be reported. they say a lot of rapes by men on women are not reported so unless the victim is being killed or beaten badly enough to be sent to the hospital.... well, the police may never know.

if she showed them a medical report where she has a positive test for some STD; who knows?


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Old 09-01-2016, 02:36 AM
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Okay thanks. The villain actually sends in videos of the rapes and messages to the media, and on the internet, anonymously. She does this to make her crimes known to the public and brag.

So even if the victims do not report, she anonymously reports it for them and rubs it in their faces.

I could have it so she just shames then men and not actually rapes them. However, the main character in the story, is one of the victims who gets revenge on her for the majority of the story. So in order for him to be pushed to revenge, is humiliation only, enough?
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:36 AM
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Why not write the story and then we can tell you if it works?
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Okay thanks. I am wanting to write to write it all out but so far people I have asked said that the villain and the MC are stupid and that the idea wouldn't work.

The villain is stupid for trying to rape a cop, and the cop is stupid for falling for it, and the whole idea that something like this would happen is just not believable for a story. What do you think?
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:27 AM
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I don't mean to stereotype but there are very negligible number of cases where men report to being raped by a woman.
But again, if again, if it's a case of Sadomasochism, then it would actually hurt and humiliate the guy.

You can think of a woman with this kind of phobia perhaps.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:56 PM
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I think you would have a better shot at readers buying in if say your antagonist

1. had a strong and disturbing backstory that triggers her fantasies and actions
2. make it more about manipulation, control and fantasy rather than the act of rape

and your protagonist
1. told his part in first person or via a journal/police report
2. also had a strong backstory that was either spot on with the villain's or exact opposite

If you want to focus on the actual crime (Like say SVU) then try having your POV be from a reporter or medical examiner.
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some fine advice from neuliest..take it
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Okay thanks. In the end of the story though, the protagonist exacts revenge on the rapist and kills her.

If I write so she doesn't actually rapes him and I just make it about manipulation instead, wouldn't the protagonist choosing to kill be overboard? Does it have to actual physical brutal rape, in order for the protagonist to resort to such revenge, and for the reader to get behind it?
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True crime nerd here

I would say, from what I'm understanding about the plot, this wouldn't be enough for me to understand why the protagonist would want to kill the rapist.

How far is the manipulation going? Does it lead the protagonist to do something illegal or harmful to themselves or their family? Or are they simply humiliated.

Humiliation can be very traumatic, no doubt. But is that enough for the protagonist to risk most likely going to jail for murder? I would think for most stable people this would not be enough to risk their freedom over.

I would add an explanation or backstory as to why this humiliation or manipulation is so triggering that the pro needs to kill the rapist. Or else you could make the protagonist seem as unhinged as the person they are trying to kill.
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Okay thanks. But there have been stories where a person avenged their rape by using murder before. Plus the protagonist wants to stop the rapist from doing it again to others.

So what makes this any different compared to other works of fiction where victims avenged their rapes by killing?
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