13 REASONS WHY
Have you watched this show!? I never felt compelled when this show came out to watch it….mostly because I have been disappointed by every Netflix original thus far. They ALWAYS have content too explicit for my taste. I absolutely DO NOT like watching sexual scenes. It is such an affront to how beautifully wonderfully made we are. It objectifies us and reduces GODS beautiful gift to us to something that is deemed as entertainment by the film/tv industry.
I will try to stay on topic….lol….
I watched this show for 2 reasons: a friend of my daughters watched it so I thought if I watched it I would have a way to continue to connect with her and have meaningful conversation. And I knew if anything it would be something to blog about….lol.
Oh my goodness gracious. I had NO IDEA what I was instore for.
This show rocked my world in a very good way. Now I am truly not advocating to watch it. As a matter of fact I think the writers and producers got a lot of things wrong….but I think they did get some things right.
So let’s cover what was wrong first:
Besides the beyond over use of language…..especially F***, it was sexually graphic. It made me VERY uncomfortable especially the TWO RAPE SCENES!!!
There was NEVER an option or choice of hope portrayed for these kiddos because faith was NEVER mentioned…not even to mock Christianity.
What was right…..and why it rocked my world…
This young girl becomes the target of sexual abuse (touches, pats, leers, groping, comments, and rape) all because of a terrible picture taken in the wrong “light of angling” that portrayed her as “not a good girl”.
This show was able to eloquently show how continual layers of being treating like a sexual object impacts a person profoundly to finally feel like nothing….to feel unworthy….to feel shame….to freeze in moments when we should fight or flight…..to question our own worth.
It showed how well intended adults sometimes don’t think about their wording and put blame on the victim, which causes even more doubt and shame.
My best suggestion to parents if they are curious about this show is watch the extra episode which is 30 minutes it explains the show and why they developed it the way they did. I think these topics are important to address with our kiddos I just think that this show really missed out on the Christian element!
Now… this is why I loved and hated this show….and why it rocked my world. She was me! And if it weren’t for my faith….I may have felt the same hopelessness she felt.
By the time I was this girls age I had already endured so many pats, leers, and more that I was numb to it all. After all the 70’s and 80’s were all about sexual expression, freedom, revolution right!? So it was believed a girl should feel flattered that men and boys “noticing” her right?!
This show not only provide great research for me but it also provided continual healing. But I am an adult. My concern for some young girls who watch this show is it could re-traumatize them or even scandalize them. But that is just my opinion. And that is for their parents to hopefully get involved and decide if it is something they should watch, watch with them, and discuss especially if their teen has already watched it.
HOPE and DEEP BLUE
It seems like I use the HOPE oil a lot….lol…..but I really love how it can truly lift a person out of feelings of overwhelm, loss, and so much more. I paired it with DEEP BLUE during this time to soothe the wounds (the flash backs) it was provoking. I was very grateful to have the support of these 2 oils….and many others!
Have you watched 13 REASONS WHY?
What were your thoughts?
Do you have a similar experience?
Sit….pray….journal…oil up…tap….and connect with me about it!
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