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The show is the show, and not the books. But it still seems a strange decision, and a cheap sort of drama, to throw all the redemption teasing they’ve done for Jaime (they fooled me, remember? Two weeks ago I wrote an article about how Jaime was turning it all around) out the window just to victimize yet another woman.

This would be a big deal on its own, but it’s not the first time David Benioff and Dan Weiss have changed a scene so that it specifically victimizes a woman. At the end of season two, Stannis Baratheon chokes Melisandre of Asshai because he lost a big battle (not in the books). Last season, Ros was forced into an abusive sex scene with Joffrey (scene not in the books, character named Ros not in the books). Then, Ros’s storyline ends with her being used as target practice by Joffrey for the crime of inconveniencing Littlefinger. The last shot of her in the episode “The Climb” is her posed in a sexualized manner, feathered with crossbow bolts.

Taken one at a time, any of these changes can be seen as a choice the writers have made. Stacked all together like that, and you start to see a troubling trend that the show’s creators are stumbling all over themselves to explain.

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Naked and Afraid takes “survival of the fittest” to the next level. Each week, a new pair of complete and total strangers - one man and one woman - will find themselves stranded in and, quite literally, exposed to some of the world’s most extreme weather environments. Each duo will be left high and dry with no food, no water…and no clothes. They must survive on their own for a full 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment.

In Naked and Afraid, these brazen and bold couples will get acquainted with each other and their new surroundings very quickly, forcing them to question and test everything they may think they know about their acquired survival skills and instincts. -Discovery.com

My friend introduced me to this show. It’s so addictive dammit.

policymic:

22-year-old cafeteria worker aboard capsized Korean ship sacrificed herself to save others

our hundred and seventy-six people were aboard the Sewol, which tragically capsized on Wednesday — one of them was 22-year-old Park Ji-young. She worked in the cafeteria, not as part of the crew. The ship’s communication officer announced to passengers that it was “more dangerous to move” than to risk a disorderly evacuation. Frigid water was filling the ferry’s lower levels, causing it to list hard to one side.

The crew didn’t stick around to help anyone else. It was Park who stayed behind to calm down frightened children and pass out life jackets. She didn’t save one for herself, and she told passengers that she wouldn’t leave the boat until every passenger was safely off and accounted for. "After saving you, I will get out," she reportedly said. "The crew goes out last."

"Park pushed shocked passengers toward the exit even when the water was up to her chest," said one witness.

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Everything is highlighting this right now. I just watched The Good Wife and marvel that Will’s death is still a thing, even for Matthew Goode’s character. Where James death was so dead-eyes could have a really terrible monologue.
Maaaan Corinne, watching how Orphan Black, Borgen and The Good Wife centre everything around their main character and allow their leading ladies to actually drive their own narratives just really makes me feel bad for Kerry :( The material she gets from the writers and Olivia’s characterization ( non-existent) and character development ( a joke) is so sub-par it’s not even funny.

You know what I really appreciate about Orphan Black? While Allison and Cosima have their own narratives and relationships happening, the thing that propels their plot lines and gives them a purpose always leads back to Sarah. Cosima, Helena and Allison are on the show because they are richly drawn and marvelously portrayed characters but they are also there to aid Sarah with her mission, to help Sarah make discoveries about Kira and about their origins.

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Obviously she’s Wonder Woman. I mean, look at this pose alone. 

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionHi! I know everyone is talking about how they screwed up Arya's character on last night's GOT episode. I just wanted to hear your opinion on that? Answer

donewithwoodenteeth:

Hi! <3

Well, truth be told, had you asked me pre-season 4 about Arya’s adaption in the show, I would have said that it was clear she wasn’t a favorite of D&D’s (though not the worst, looking at you Stannis,) and her character arc/characterization was messy (but not the worst, yet again.) After the major cuts and lightening in Harrenhal, some changes were bound to happen but still.

Now, after this season, I think it’s very obvious that D&D don’t give a crap about Arya and are content to absolutely wreck her character. She’s so messed up at this point, I don’t even want to know what they have planned.

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corinnestark:

Well, there are certainly a lot of think pieces coming out about this scene. Can’t say the same about the assaults Olivia goes through on Scandal. 

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This “dubious consent” and “blurred lines” is exactly, 100% what is wrong with our rape culture

How the fuck is her saying no and pushing him away and him insisting is consensual sex ??? This is just like Shonda saying that joke choking liv is him having his hand around her throat only

This is a hot ass mess.  

"Coming back to the sexual politics of "Game of Thrones," Graves says he personally believes this scene — and previous ones where Cersei denied Jaime sexual intercourse — are her ways of manipulating Jaime. He also suggests that Jaime "found a soul mate" in Brienne that "he’ll never recover from."

What does that even have to do with the rest of this? Is he trying to fix this mess by trying to get more attention towards JxB? ALSO HOW THE FUCK IS RAPE A WAY FOR CERSEI TO MANIPULATE JAIME?!

Oh god I cannot.

This is what I hate the most in this mess. It’s not the bad characterization or because it’s not like the book. What I hate is the way they are trying to justify the scene by saying it’s not rape, that it’s consensual or even that it’s Cersei’s fault. Seriously, what is wrong with them? No is no, someone need sex-ed class.

Yep. 

Seriously.  If you didn’t intend for the audience to take that scene as rape I don’t know that the fuck to say about your love life or what you think rape fucking is.

They need a woman with a strong voice in that boys club because this is inexcusable.

The biggest problem I have is this quote: Cersei denied Jaime sexual intercourse.  So Jaime is entitled to sex?  Men are entitled to sex?  WTH?!  

It’s like they have absolutely no sensitivity over what consent means and what it doesn’t mean.  A man isn’t entitled to sex just because he supposedly loves someone.  No.

Ugh this makes me furious.