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Male rape on Coronation Street

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vampirequeen Mon 19-Mar-18 09:19:07

Male rape is a very important issue but I don't think it's suitable material for a soap that is shown at 7.30pm and viewed by lots of children. We're giving our children too much information too soon. What happened to the 9pm watershed?

Megram Mon 19-Mar-18 09:29:06

I agree. In fact, have stopped watching Coronation Street as I find the story lines are either depressing or ridiculous.

Jane10 Mon 19-Mar-18 09:35:59

It was all just implied. There was nothing overt. You'd have to know what was going to / might happen.

Greenfinch Mon 19-Mar-18 09:40:50

Me too. It was one of my resolutions not to watch it and I haven't watched this year and have no inclination to. I did watch one or tho of the classic ones and found them much more acceptable.I don't think the writers have any thought about children watching it. Shame on them!

MissAdventure Mon 19-Mar-18 09:45:33

I often wonder what has happened to the watershed.
I wouldn't allow a young child to watch something I felt was 'too much'.

Bellanonna Mon 19-Mar-18 10:01:41

As Jane says, it was implied. We didn’t see any rape so I don’t think that scene contravened any watershed ‘rules’. Corrie and Eastenders have addressed various “issues” over the years. I don’t think these soaps are suitable viewing for younger children anyway so I’m not too sure what the issue is. Sadly this is something that happens and we will no doubt see how the producers deal with it.

trisher Mon 19-Mar-18 10:04:59

I used to watch Corrie. It was sometimes funny and presented a view of working class England with its roots in history. I stopped some time ago when it began jumping on the soap bandwagon of disasters and current issues, the more controversial the better. This sounds like another step along the way. It shows the lack of talented writers who have to have some "issue" to build their script around. Bring back the discussions, family arguments and marriage conflicts that went on forever and grew more and more funny.

Luckygirl Mon 19-Mar-18 10:12:53

I have never watched this programme, but wholeheartedly agree that male rape is not appropriate at a time when children can be watching. Is the watershed legally enforceable?

gillybob Mon 19-Mar-18 10:15:47

Yes Jane10 is right. I was all just implied , you didn’t see anything except David flopped on the bed looking very drunk (although he was supposedly drugged) . I don’t think they broke any watershed rules and I’ve seen much worse.

Jalima1108 Mon 19-Mar-18 10:16:57

I don't watch it now and agree with trisher's post.

gillybob Mon 19-Mar-18 10:42:02

I think the script writers are panicking to find something for when the Phelan story line ends ( the sooner the better) . I’m sure I could do better.

henetha Mon 19-Mar-18 10:48:13

I don 't think it overstepped the mark at all. It was all quite innocuous. And well publicised in advance, so parents could prevent children from watching it.

Mary59nana Mon 19-Mar-18 10:48:55

Stopped watching Corrie about 5 years ago when I could see it was turning into a northern Eastenders which Iv never followed.
Pity really I grew up with it and all it’s lovely people
Hilda / Annie to name but a few

janeainsworth Mon 19-Mar-18 10:49:47

I don’t watch any soaps, but is the implication of male rape really any worse than the Six O’clock News with its daily diet of detailed reports of historic sex abuse, vile atrocities in Syria and elsewhere, the Kremlin stockpiling nerve agents, the fallout from natural disasters, corrupt politicians etc?

Theoddbird Mon 19-Mar-18 10:50:55

I gave up watching soaps ten years ago. Did I miss them....NO. The story lines were horrendous....All trying to outdo each other. Oh and agree about the 9 o'clock watershed....It should be reinstated.

wildswan16 Mon 19-Mar-18 10:51:15

There is no watershed any more. Maybe there's supposed to be but I see no sign of it. All the soaps have become dens of murder, sex, violence etc. I remember the time Emmerdale was Emmerdale Farm and Annie Sugden was sitting in front of her fire talking about the sheep !

It is definitely up to parents to ensure their children aren't exposed to anything that they think is unsuitable.

Some of the stories in the soaps are very well done, and draw attention to many important issues - but often this includes too much information for younger viewers.

Stella14 Mon 19-Mar-18 10:51:18

In my opinion, a child, young enough for whom the issue would be inappropriate, would not have known what was implied, was to happen next. I saw nothing wrong with that being depicted at 8.30 (it was not the 7.30 edition).

Harris27 Mon 19-Mar-18 10:54:50

Watched it for thirty years wouldn't watch it again not the same for me anymore deepressing and daft storylines .

Jillsewing Mon 19-Mar-18 11:00:15

With everyone recording programmes and seeing when they chose a watershed is pointless, however I agree a family type programme should be careful, but what about the news? My grandson only watches YouTube or children’s programmes or films he is aged 6. We don’t watch any other television when he is there nor do his parents.

colette13 Mon 19-Mar-18 11:06:30

Never mind about children -- I DON'T want to watch these storylines -- implied or otherwise -- bad things happen all over the world -- when I wish to know anything further about a particular issue, I access the news via internet/television -- whereas when I watch the soaps, I want to be entertained/relax.

kazziecookie Mon 19-Mar-18 11:09:42

I just find some of the story lines too dark now. I used to love Corrie when it had funny characters like Blanche and Hilda. I think they now try to win awards and they think they need sensationalism.
I hate all the kissing whether it be gay or straight couples. All the noises they make .... yuk.
I think parents should be in control though as I think children grow up so quickly.

LesleyC Mon 19-Mar-18 11:11:25

I watched the very first episode of Corrie with my mum and more or less ever since. However, I stopped watching before Christmas because of the ridiculous or violent story lines. The humour seemed to have stopped and it was just bed swapping between the characters. It certainly isn't suitable for children who may see it at 7.30 because their mums are watching.

gillybob Mon 19-Mar-18 11:18:31

I don't think I have ever seen any bed swapping scenes in Corrie. In fact its very rare to see anyone in bed at all. Could be that they spend too much time in the Rovers. wink

Hereiam Mon 19-Mar-18 11:26:17

I think there is enough violence in the world without seeing it in a soap, which is supposed to be for entertainment. I stopped watching Coronation Street and all other soaps when they ceased to entertain me.

Willow500 Mon 19-Mar-18 11:28:32

I always used to think Casualty wasn't suitable viewing for my 4 year old granddaughter (now 20) but I loved Emergency Ward 10 at that age although I'm sure the storylines weren't quite so graphic. C St is no different to any of the other soaps and does still have some comic moments in it. The male rape scene wasn't shown just implied and was on the later episode. How they deal with the aftermath is yet to be seen. The violence does seem to have escalated in recent times though but it's in so many programs these days - even in cartoons. My son and DIL wouldn't allow our grandsons to watch Batman or Spiderman while they were here as they then tried to emulate the fights. Younger children shouldn't be allowed to watch anything like that - with Catch Up there's no excuse anyway - if you miss something you can always watch it later when they're in bed.