The Backlot 5x08 recap (x)
I´m going to, for the second time, ask everyone reblogging this to look up sympthoms of being roofied. Kurt wasn´t. Not trying to take anything else you feel about the episode awy from you, you get to have feelings, but it´s really not okay to perpetuate these lies Heather pulled out of her finger to highlight her point. It´s not true, okay? And it´s insulting Kurt as well as assault survivors.
(and before you ask, it´s insulting to Kurt because while he was saying yes, he was doing so consentually, and by taking that away from him, you´re taking his right to decide what he wants away, and guess who ended up doing that?)
Do. the. research. Please.
My cousin’s girlfriend was roofied this year. She literally stepped away for a second, thought her boys had her drink, they thought she did, and the next thing she literally was not in control of her body, her thoughts, or her autonomy. Luckily, the guys she was with recognised the symptoms, and got her home as quickly as they could. She looked - apparently - like she’d been hit by a truck the following day, and felt worse. She was drugged. It’s not a hangover. She was sweating, babbling, shaking, and physically not herself.
The Kurt of this situation was not on the come down from being roofied. He wasn’t really on the come down from being drunk. He was buzzed when he took Cody to his room, but he was 100% in control of the situation, up until he wasn’t.
That does not diminish your reaction to what happened to him. The situation was gross. I don’t feel like it was played for a cheap laugh. You were supposed to be horrified, and shocked, and upset. Hopefully, you were all of those things, because having your autonomy stripped from you is terrifying, even if you were not physically violated, the threat that it could have happened is traumatic enough. (I have another story for that one, if you’re interested.) Kurt’s emotional trauma was more on an embarrassment level.
Santana saying she felt like she did after she got roofied bears examination. Examination of sex and women (and sex and Glee in general) would be interesting.
But stripping Kurt of sexual autonomy because one person in the loft said “roofied” isn’t cool either.