Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fictional vs. Real Rape

Unlike the reality for girls held by ISIS and Boko Haram

HBO's Game of Thrones deviated a bit from the books, with Sophie Turner's character Sansa Stark having a brutal wedding night with psycho-sociopath Ramsey Bolton. Fans were hoping Sansa would somehow avoid the brutality of the Boltons. I appreciate that people find this disturbing (since it was) but isn't the wide spread real rape and abuse of young girls by ISIS and Boko Haram even more disturbing than a fictionalized abusive marriage (that was done off camera)?  

Hot Air: Trigger Warning Crew Freak Out Over GoT 

The Atlantic give a pretty good review (and critique) of this GoT episode
GoT did not glorify rape in this episode
Instapundit: Feminists need to get a grip and GoT is relentlessly sexist, but not against women

1 comment:

  1. Yes, but they'll keep watching.

    Hell, an old "Cheyenne" is 10 times better.


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