Cassandra Claire just can’t help her so can she? She just loves throwing more and more problematic shit into her books. It’s like she keeps throwing problematic crap at the wall in the hopes that something sticks and it will create some actual organic personal conflict for Clary for once. Because let’s face it, the love triangle between Clary, Jace, and Simon is forced and boring as hell.
Actually, to be honest, I’m not really a fan of this trend of writing love triangles that’s currently going on in the young adult genres. This is yet another negative effect that “Twilight” had on the young adult genre. From “The Hunger Games” to “The Vampire Diaries” this trend really drives me fucking crazy! It all boils down to: “let’s have these two hot guys fight over this girl to show how special and beautiful she is.” Maybe it’s all the slash fiction I read, but I always end up feeling that the girl in question should either have a threesome or pick a fucking guy already!
Sorry about that tangent, but I just had to get that off my chest!
Anyway, I often don’t see this particular scene talked about among antis. To me, this scene is the direct equivalent of Jacob Black rape kissing Bella Swan in “Eclipse”. Clary has made it pretty damn clear in my opinion that she is not really all that interested in Simon. Her romantic focus since chapter 1, has been all about Jace.
Although, Cassandra Clare and her fans love to talk about this supposed to love triangle between Clary, Jace, and Simon. There is no true evidence of that love triangle. Again, do I need to point out all the times Clary has been either oblivious to Simon and his thoughts and feelings or have just plain forgotten that he existed! Clary and Simon relationship could just barely be called a friendship at best, so I can hardly believe that Clary feels anything other than a slight attraction towards him.
Everything concerning Clary and Simon’s relationship seems very one-sided to me and to anyone who even has fucking eyes! Yet, this goes straight over his head. Apparently, just because they are friends, means Simon can just do whatever the hell he wants to Clary. Once again, just when I start to feel sorry for Simon he starts up his Nice GuysTM bull shit again. As Das Mervin said in her “Eclipse” recaps, this shit right here is basically a G-Rated rape.
And before some you guys start calling bullshit I will like to also remind you that Clary is made pretty damn clear that she is not interested in Simon, and he kissed her anyway. And before you even start, just because someone has good feelings or sensations or even climaxes during a rape, it’s a non-consensual act and is still considered rape or at the very least, dubious consent.
For the record, this shit is not okay, and Cassandra Clare a young adult author has a responsibility not to perpetuate that this type of behavior is okay. Once again, Cassandra Clare is perpetuating and glorifying rape culture. Yet again, I’m supposed to believe that this book series is a pro-woman and feminist series? Not bloody likely!