Spunk

At the end of the day, the real trouble with this scene is that the creators took a character that by now people pretty universally like (Jaime) and had him rape a character that people pretty universally hate (Cersei). I cannot believe that there wasn’t an intention there to make this scene feel cathartic for people who hate Cersei. She acts superior, she schemes, she plots, she plays with people’s lives… and then her autonomy and power are taken away from her in a savage and degrading way by someone she loves (and we like).

And hey, look at all of the comments on the article — she basically wanted it. No doesn’t really mean no when you act like you want it, right?

Rape culture, boys and girls. You’re looking at it.

How Rape Culture Helps People Excuse Last Night’s Game of Thrones (via thewaryfangirl)


feuilys:

i wonder why when women write teen novels they’re categorized as chicklit yet when jgreen writes teen novels hes a nyt best selling author and praised as understanding the tru nature of teens nvm i know why


skullxcrusher:

don’t neglect your friends. friendships are important as hell and if you think they’re second best to romantic relationships, you need to reflect upon the role good friendships have played in your life, on how much more stable and long-term they can be. friendships are incredible and deserve as much appreciation, devotion, honesty, and love as romantic relationships.