Aside from a summer of Orson Scott Card, I’ve never been a science fiction fan. I get the premise- question the construction of this world by imagining different ones- but it doesn’t click for me. That said, Melissa hits it on the nose:
There will certainly be arguments that the show is depicting a medieval world and “that’s how things were,” or some variation on that theme. Sure. But presumably there weren’t 10-year winters, either. It says something interesting, and not at all pleasant, about our culture that we are willing to accept a complete reinvention of the planet’s climate for the purposes of fantasy, but not the possibility of a culture devoid of sexual exploitation and rape, as if the weather is just a suggestion but rape is immutable.
I haven’t a clue what this series is about. Geez, that sounds like a Sunday School class going through the Old Testament, though. Flood that covered the entire earth? Sea that ate armies? Sun that stood still in the sky? Absolutely!
Maybe Dinah shouldn’t have been raped just because she went to town alone? Brothers, please. She should have known better. Plus, you can tell it wasn’t really rape because he says nice things to her afterwards.