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Old June 30th, 2013   Jude Deluca is offline   #1
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Default The Green Arrow/Shado/Black Canary situation

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I apologize if this is a sore subject for anyone, but it's been on my mind for a long time and I want to get my facts straight, so please correct me (or, at least TRY to correct me).

Green Arrow was raped by Shado while he was delirious and sick, and she became pregnant with a son named Robert.

Black Canary has acted as if Green Arrow actually cheated on her with Shado.

Writers retconned into Green Arrow's backstory a history of promiscuity.

At least one author, Tony Bedard, wrote Black Canary asserting to Oracle that Green Arrow was indeed raped by Shado and it was not consensual. Was this before or after the GA/BC marriage debacle?

In Blackest Night, J.T. Krul retconned the rape into being consensual, with Oliver actually calling Shado "my nightingale." Or did J.T. Krul keep the rape and added in the consensual sex afterwards? Immediately after the rape instead of years later?

This is REGARDLESS of Flashpoint retconning away anything. I need to get my facts straight.

Are these the events which transpired after Green Arrow was raped by Shado, during which time the rape actually WAS rape before J.T. Krul retconned it.
 
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Old June 30th, 2013   Simon DelMonte is offline   #2
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This sort of thing is way I really don't mind the vast amount of retcon on Ollie. More than most DC heroes, Ollie's life was a mess.
 
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Old June 30th, 2013   Jude Deluca is offline   #3
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This sort of thing is way I really don't mind the vast amount of retcon on Ollie. More than most DC heroes, Ollie's life was a mess.
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My problem is that, if Canary DID shame Oliver for the rape, and then it was retconned into being consensual sex, that seems to justify her rape shaming.
 
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Old July 4th, 2013   Devlyn16 is offline   #4
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Another question to throw into the mix is

From a western veiwpoint what Shado did is considered rape, but from her cultural view piont is it also considered rape?

I don't know the answer to this but I've encountered enough cultural divide to know the Norms for one culture may be far from the norms in another .
 
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Old July 5th, 2013   Jude Deluca is offline   #5
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I have no idea, unfortunately.
 
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