Hello. My name is Elektra. I am a single Mom. I have raised my son on my own from the time he was 4 years old. His father abandoned him and hasn't been heard from since. All of that time I have been just a mom. I don't feel like I have had my own identity. I recently decided that I want to start living for me. All this time I have had someone so dependent on me that I lost myself. Now he is a teenager. So here I am finding out who I really am. I am discovering new things about myself. Some have been pretty surprising. I hope that you will follow along with me as I figure things out.
Recently I was asked my thoughts on the reoccurring sexual assault themes in SAO. My friend knew I had PTSD and wanted to know how I felt about it. After watching more of the series I felt I needed to revisit the topic in a blog post. First, I believe the topic should be talked about in any medium. Whether it is a TV Show, Book, Movie, or mature Anime. It is important to get the conversation going and raise awareness. It must be addressed in such a way as to educate and not romanticize the topic. These are my opinions on the subject and not how anyone should feel. If these scenes bothered you and you don't think they should have been included, that is your right. You have to do what makes you comfortable. The first time sexual assault came up in SAO was Season 2 Episode 13. Sinon was attacked by her friend and he tried to rape her. The episode gave me pause. At first, I was triggered by the scenario. It really upset me. Here was this already broken character, who had bee