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policymic:

That ‘Game of Thrones’ scene was literally the most common type of rape there is

The scene, which does not go down this way in George R. R. Martin’s original books, is supremely disturbing all on its own, but the episode’s director Alex Graves made things even worse by stating that it was not rape. Graves said in interview with Alan Sepinwall that although Cersei Lannister spends literally the entire scene resisting her brother, the sex “becomes consensual by the end because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle.” In other words, Graves thinks pinning a woman down and having sex with her as she kicks, claws and repeatedly, unequivocally says “no” is not rape.
Are you kidding me? You don’t just get to force someone to have sex with you until they get so “turned on” that they relent and then call it consensual. Besides, the victim knew the perpetrator, had previous relationship with him and did not scream? This is literally the most common type of rape there is.
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I was SO pissed off about this.
I mean, there is SO much non-consensual sex in the books, and you had to turn a scene of consensual sex into rape, and now you’re saying it’s not even rape. I’m really angry about this, because, for the most part, the TV show has done a lot better than the books for feminist issues.
In the books, Jaime and Cersei have sex in the Sept, it’s true. And at first Cersei says ‘Don’t dude, I have my period’ and then Jaime says ‘I don’t care’, and they do it anyway, because they’re kinky and they like being transgressive and doing it in the church when she’s on the blob is double-transgressive (oh, wait, shit, I forgot that incest is transgressive for a moment - lol, tripple-transgressive). But Cersei is clearly consenting, her moment’s hesitation is because she thinks he’ll be ‘ew - blood’, and he’s like ‘lol, no, I’m into “ew”, remember?’.
But I guess Game of Thrones thought the blood bit was too ‘ew’ for them, but rape was not??? We don’t want to see or even hear about a woman’s natural bodily functions on TV (it’s not like you’d have to show it: we don’t bleed that much, and it’s not like you were going to give full-frontal on the bloody peen, unlike the lady-full-frontal we see plenty off this ep, again) but adding extra rape is not considered as gross as that? Cannibals slaughtering happy families near the wall in bloody gore is not as gross as what women do every month???
And now you’re telling me you don’t even think it was really rape?
This is not my disappointed face. This is my outraged-betrayed-furious face.
And all of this is before we get to the fact that it completely screws with Jaime’s redemptive story arc. Which, by the way, I do really fucking care about, because I can’t ship Brienne with a rapist, that shit is not OK. And I since they are ramping up the romance between my ship more than the books, they better be thinking about this. And if what they are thinking is that ‘Yeah, but he’d never do that to Brienne, it’s only because Cersei’s a bitch’ THAT IS FUCKING WELL NOT OK.
So, that’s what I think about that.

policymic:

That ‘Game of Thrones’ scene was literally the most common type of rape there is

The scene, which does not go down this way in George R. R. Martin’s original books, is supremely disturbing all on its own, but the episode’s director Alex Graves made things even worse by stating that it was not rape. Graves said in interview with Alan Sepinwall that although Cersei Lannister spends literally the entire scene resisting her brother, the sex “becomes consensual by the end because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle.” In other words, Graves thinks pinning a woman down and having sex with her as she kicks, claws and repeatedly, unequivocally says “no” is not rape.

Are you kidding me? You don’t just get to force someone to have sex with you until they get so “turned on” that they relent and then call it consensual. Besides, the victim knew the perpetrator, had previous relationship with him and did not scream? This is literally the most common type of rape there is.

Read more | Follow @policymic

I was SO pissed off about this.

I mean, there is SO much non-consensual sex in the books, and you had to turn a scene of consensual sex into rape, and now you’re saying it’s not even rape. I’m really angry about this, because, for the most part, the TV show has done a lot better than the books for feminist issues.

In the books, Jaime and Cersei have sex in the Sept, it’s true. And at first Cersei says ‘Don’t dude, I have my period’ and then Jaime says ‘I don’t care’, and they do it anyway, because they’re kinky and they like being transgressive and doing it in the church when she’s on the blob is double-transgressive (oh, wait, shit, I forgot that incest is transgressive for a moment - lol, tripple-transgressive). But Cersei is clearly consenting, her moment’s hesitation is because she thinks he’ll be ‘ew - blood’, and he’s like ‘lol, no, I’m into “ew”, remember?’.

But I guess Game of Thrones thought the blood bit was too ‘ew’ for them, but rape was not??? We don’t want to see or even hear about a woman’s natural bodily functions on TV (it’s not like you’d have to show it: we don’t bleed that much, and it’s not like you were going to give full-frontal on the bloody peen, unlike the lady-full-frontal we see plenty off this ep, again) but adding extra rape is not considered as gross as that? Cannibals slaughtering happy families near the wall in bloody gore is not as gross as what women do every month???

And now you’re telling me you don’t even think it was really rape?

This is not my disappointed face. This is my outraged-betrayed-furious face.

And all of this is before we get to the fact that it completely screws with Jaime’s redemptive story arc. Which, by the way, I do really fucking care about, because I can’t ship Brienne with a rapist, that shit is not OK. And I since they are ramping up the romance between my ship more than the books, they better be thinking about this. And if what they are thinking is that ‘Yeah, but he’d never do that to Brienne, it’s only because Cersei’s a bitch’ THAT IS FUCKING WELL NOT OK.

So, that’s what I think about that.

maybeiwantthetrouble:

requested by clumsycapitolunicorn [x]

Perfection.

Hey, Tumblr, I found you a thing
ofhousebelcher:

Game of Thrones Trading Cards - Jaime Lannister
"Friendly reminder that at this very moment GRRM might be writing a Jaime/Brienne sex scene (◕‿◕✿)" - that's because he's in the same country as me right now and i've been sending him vibes

karigan-gladheon:

That’s why I love you Australians.

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That’s my head canon for what GRRM is doing right now, btw. Apparently I have one of those now.

unsfzpxkable:

Jaime failing at dinner

Bonus:

Ahahaha - yezzzzz.

I need more Brienne/Jaime shipping on my dash STAT

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m55y3sP47E1qlivkz.jpg

It’s about all that’s keeping me sane at the moment. Help a lady out, Tumblr?

kestinstewart:

protowilson:

Gwendoline Christie is a striking blonde, in more ways than one. “I’ve been taught how to break a man’s nose with my elbow,” says the 6-foot-3 actor who plays Brienne, the only female knight in mediaeval fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
Brienne was introduced to the fictional land of Westeros late last season. The character is mocked for her androgyny, thinks nothing of slaughtering three soldiers at a time and refuses to marry a man who can’t beat her at sword-fighting.
“What I think is so brilliant about this show is that it takes an outsider and an archetype which isn’t often seen – the extremely tall woman who has strength that can match that of her male counterparts – and explores that,” says Christie, whose generous smile and clipped British accent belies the brutish knight she has made famous to millions.
Read article here.

Whelp, there’s a reason for me to watch Game of Thrones…

Brienne: one of my very, very favourite characters. And her relationship with Jaime is so rad.
Know what I’m calling Season 3 of Game of Thrones: The Brienne and Jaime Very Bloody Buddy Movie.
It’s going to be AWESOME.

kestinstewart:

protowilson:

Gwendoline Christie is a striking blonde, in more ways than one. “I’ve been taught how to break a man’s nose with my elbow,” says the 6-foot-3 actor who plays Brienne, the only female knight in mediaeval fantasy drama Game of Thrones.

Brienne was introduced to the fictional land of Westeros late last season. The character is mocked for her androgyny, thinks nothing of slaughtering three soldiers at a time and refuses to marry a man who can’t beat her at sword-fighting.

“What I think is so brilliant about this show is that it takes an outsider and an archetype which isn’t often seen – the extremely tall woman who has strength that can match that of her male counterparts – and explores that,” says Christie, whose generous smile and clipped British accent belies the brutish knight she has made famous to millions.

Read article here.

Whelp, there’s a reason for me to watch Game of Thrones…

Brienne: one of my very, very favourite characters. And her relationship with Jaime is so rad.

Know what I’m calling Season 3 of Game of Thrones: The Brienne and Jaime Very Bloody Buddy Movie.

It’s going to be AWESOME.


‘Ser Jaime?’ Even in soiled pink satin and torn lace, Brienne looked more like a man in a gown than a proper woman. ‘I am grateful, but…you were well away. Why come back?’ A dozen quips came to mind, each crueler than the one before, but Jaime only shrugged. ‘I dreamed of you,’ he said.


I SHIP THEM FOREVER.
‘Ser Jaime?’ Even in soiled pink satin and torn lace, Brienne looked more like a man in a gown than a proper woman. ‘I am grateful, but…you were well away. Why come back?’

A dozen quips came to mind, each crueler than the one before, but Jaime only shrugged.

I dreamed of you,’ he said.

I SHIP THEM FOREVER.

coelasquid:

I’m not gonna lie, I just want Jaime and Brienne to run away and live happily ever after. Angela Lansbury can sing Tale as Old as Time, it will be wonderful.

YES. THIS.