Originally Posted by Zykras
It was just to show how random your comparison was.
Things like 9/11, rape, etc. are symbols that only have one specific (bad) meaning. Like Hitler.
A taser however is actually a non-violent weapon (at least that's what it was designed for). That's how it was used in the trailer, and that's the reason it doesn't trigger emotions in most people who watch the trailer.
One last point before I back-off from this thread.
To make a point short, long long time ago, in Korean War, I think, the army found out that whilee draft cause (or actually, force) people to join the military, it doesn't mean they will shoot enemy combatant. I think the rate of people willing to shoot another human being was around 40% or something. Google around. So the army try to find out how to increase it. Human shaped target and other 'tactics' later, the number rose to 80%.
Ever wonder why after Sandy Hook, the NRA complain about 'video games'. Government / army sponsored games are NOT on the list, while some obscure game does.
Ever wonder why kid smoking in movies are bad (even if it legal for kid to do so) but gun totting Kick Ass Girl (what was her name?) is okay?
Long story short, desensitization of violence through movies are bad, specially out of context such as these (the taser used for fun gag, and not because the minion are threatening her). The gender is one issue, the taser is another. People who look at larger viewpoint doesn't like it because someone is trying to make violence via non-fatal weapon is nothing. Its not 'nothing', because its painful, and still could lead to death.
Its like the case of using pepper spray on sitting student last year(?).
Anyway, it seems that people are trying to make the use of non-lethal (so they said) weapon on non aggressive people as fun or okay. Its not. And it wont be long before government came upon 'occupiers' with that supersonic device that heat your body up, and that because the rest of 'other people' has been desensitization on use of such weapon on non aggressive people.
I don't have time for larger rant and I doesn't want to be seen as tin foil hat wearing people. Anyway, there is a lot of people out that that read a lot of deconstruct views or 'framing'. And they don't like this, because its a sign of things to come.
Anyway, I'm backing out from this thread, but feel free to reply, as I still read it. Thanks.