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Old 2012-09-20, 21:43   Link #2
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 61
I think it depends on the context. It certainly is a common part of older literature throughout history and of Western culture as well. Therefore, I'd be rather annoyed at someone applying 21st century taboos to, say, a 14th c. setting.

In a modern context, I think about the only "safe" setting might be college or the workplace - where both people are full adults. Or perhaps an apocalyptic setting where the younger person may be the only choice left.
"Safe" in the notion of keeping witchburners away... to *me* its a story being told, a work of fiction. Not all fiction is about proper behavior or good situations.
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