Hey Guys! Hope everyone is well.
Over the last few weeks I have seen quotes/messages from people about 13 reasons Why on various social media platforms. At first I was confused, because I never heard of this show; only to realize it’s a Netflix series based on a book. Everyone was going on about it, even in my group chats that I finally decided to give it a try.
Ten minutes in I decided it wasn’t for me, I was bored and the interest just wasn’t there. However, conversation continued and I felt even more curious to understand what everyone was talking about so I gave it another try. I finally completed the season last week and I don’t think I have a general description/emotion about it.
If you haven’t watched it yet I’d stop reading now *spoilers ahead*.
I don’t even know where to begin…..Basically the show is about the 13 Reasons Why Hannah Baker killed herself. It’s a high school story setting covering main topics such as bullying/cyber bullying, rape, abuse, sexual assault, sexuality and more or less the struggles young people may face while in school. There’s also the obvious suicide awareness.
The 13 reasons related to thirteen people who Hannah felt contributed to her decision. Some people had more than one tape where as Clay was the only one who wasn’t a reason, but she tried to make him understand the situation.
For some of the reasons I feel like situations could have been handled differently, but who am I to judge? Everyone doesn’t handle things the same and something that affects you may not have an effect on others.
It was a lot to dissect really.
The ones which bothered me the most were:
Seeing as it all started with Justin do you think it would have been different if he shut down the rumor that was being spread about Hannah?
Bryce for me was probably the worst reason, as in it would have definitely pushed me over the edge. How do you just take advantage of someone who’s drunk/unconscious? If I can’t give consent the answer is NO! You’re not entitled to any woman just because you’re popular/rich or whatever you feel you are.
I really hated his character, and to find out later that he raped Hannah made it worst. I wish she had the strength to fight back; I mean I wanted to fight for her through the screen, but who really knows what you would have done in that situation (given the previous ones) if it were you.
Rape is not okay, GET CONSENT!
My heart truly hurts for Jessica and I hope she finds another way to cope besides alcohol.
Tyler Down – since when is it okay to invade people’s privacy?
why was he so creepy?
What was he doing collecting guns?
Marcus Cole – The cool, smart kid who wants to fit in with his peers. It’s sad that was the way in which you chose to do that. First he gave Hannah hope then ended up humiliating her and trying to sexually assault her in public. The fact that boys are like this in reality is a cause for concern; this feeling of entitlement over a woman.
No, you’re not entitled to a response from a woman even if you give her a compliment. You’re not entitled to touch/feel up any woman based on their outfits/actions.
Perhaps that’s another topic for another day.
Oh Mr. Porter, I can’t believe you call yourself a guidance counsellor; “just get over it”??? what kind of advice is that?
You were Hannah’s last hope & I feel like you let her down immensely.
Despite everything I’m ready for season 2. I feel like there’s much more to know.
How did her parents react after watching the tapes?
Did Alex ever make it?
Why didn’t she leave a tape for her parents?
Where did Justin go?
Do they arrest Bryce?
Where are Clay, Tony etc going?
I need answers!