Turn Off Game of Thrones and Put On Mad Max or The Legend of Korra

I don’t claim to be an avid follower of the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise, neither the novels, nor the television show, Game of Thrones. 

But I know what happened on Sunday night’s episode, and I also know it was far from the first time that rape has been casually tossed into the story, whether it be on the page or on the screen.

Among countless other instances of gruesome and gratuitous maiming—done in order to elicit an emotional response from the audience—the vile amount of rapes that occur in Game of Thrones and the novels it’s based upon continues to be the reason why I will never support that putrid franchise.

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