I totally agree. Tropes are hard to get away from.
And my apologies for taking this scene out of context and forcing it into making my point. In doing so I have become the thing I despise. I always hate it when people do that.
Thanks for commenting! I’m really glad that somebody is actually replying/talking about this. Also thanks for the brief recap on Greek mythology, too!
Actually, I totally get what the post was about. I even agreed and laughed at the Zeus reply :D. But after reading and laughing at it all, it occurred to me: what if their gender was switched, Meg is the guy, and Herc is the girl. And Meg-guy advances made Herc-girl uncomfortable, or even threatened - I wonder if people of tumblr will be as positive with that scene?
I just find it perplexing that when a guy does that, it’s inappropriate, but when a girl does it, it’s empowering for her? How is that equality? Shouldn’t everybody behave nicely as to not make the other person feel uncomfortable, regardless of gender? So what if Herc is a powerful demigod? Doesn’t his feelings count?
That’s all I’m trying to say. Maybe I came across sounding like a dolt not getting the joke, but I blame that on my poor choice of phrasing.
Thanks again for replying :)