(urth) Short Story 64: When I was Ming the Merciless

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes danldo at gmail.com
Mon May 12 14:00:31 PDT 2014

Tony - that's how I read it also.

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Tony Ellis <tonyellis69 at btopenworld.com>wrote:

> Marc Aramini wrote
> >"Some of the men said that
> >they really liked it, underneath, but I don’t think so.”
> >This dominant, conquering, raping “impulse” is given flesh, and the
> >implication is that the leader, with all his self-justification, still
> >implies that no one really likes it, but it happens of itself.
> I suppose you could read it either way, but I think when the narrator
> says "Some of the men said that they really liked it," 'they' refers
> to the women, as it does in the previous sentence. The men were
> trotting out the old bullshit excuse that their victims wanted to be
> raped.
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Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
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