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It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. Rape is a tricky thing to use as character development, for either the victim or the rapist; doing it twice raises a lot of red flags. It assumes that rape between characters doesn’t fundamentally change the rest of their story—and it assumes that the difference between consent and rape is, to use the parlance, a “blurred line.”

Unfortunately, the show is wrong, on both counts. Changing a scene from consensual sex to rape is not just a pedantic issue of accuracy—it’s a problem with story. The Daenerys Targaryen who falls in love with a man who granted her respect when no one else would is different from the Daenerys Targaryen who fell in love with her rapist. It changes that relationship. (Dany falling in love with Drogo, and calling him her “sun and stars,” makes a whole lot more sense now, doesn’t it?)

Similarly, Jaime is a figure of chivalric love in the books—despite his arrogance and ruthlessness, his devotion and sense of duty to Cersei, the only woman he has ever loved, is so fervent as to border on adoration. Admittedly, the show can’t rely on his point-of-view chapters, as the book does, to communicate that love. But given what we have seen Cersei Lannister capable of—her ex-husband is hardly the only man she’s had killed—is it even conceivable that she would stand for it? Jaime raping Cersei is a major anomaly for these two characters—even based purely on what we’ve seen in the show. It’s just not something that either character would do.

Rape of Thrones by Sonia Saraiya - The A.V. Club (via luckyfilbert)
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Help save a 16 year-old trans girl of color from being put in a mens adult prison with NO crimes charged on her by emailing Commissioner Katz.

inkdefense:

butchimightbe:

She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/

I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email

Please reblog to raise awareness!

signal boost, please!

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courtneycoles:

i refuse to watch MTV’s Faking It because far too many queer people pretend to be heterosexual so they can survive and here’s a show with pretty, straight white girls pretending to be lesbians. that’s not cool, MTV. that’s not cool at all. there is nothing glamourous or sexy about being in a marginalized community. 

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Tell me about your body. (¬‿¬)

  • Hair:What hair color looks best on you and what's your natural color?
  • Skin:Do you tan easily?
  • Eyes:What is your favorite show to watch?
  • Nose:What is your favorite perfume/candle fragrance?
  • Mouth:Do you want to kiss anyone right now?
  • Tongue:What was in your last meal?
  • Windpipe:Do you sing?
  • Neck:Do you wear necklaces?
  • Ears:How many piercings do you have (if any)?
  • Cheeks:Do you blush easily?
  • Wrists:Have you ever broken a bone?
  • Hands:Are you an artist/writer?
  • Fingers:Do you play an instrument?
  • Heart:Are you in love? If so, does the one you love know?
  • Lungs:Do you smoke cigarettes?
  • Chest:Are your maternal/parental instincts strong?
  • Stomach:Do you feel confident in your body image?
  • Back:Are you a virgin?
  • Hips:Do you like to dance?
  • Thighs:Has anyone ever called you fat or ugly?
  • Knees:Have you ever cheated on someone?
  • Ankles:Have you ever been arrested?
  • Feet:Favorite pair of shoes?
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thedoctorknows:

sebastillestans:

i was watching the first avenger and wondering how Bucky knew Steve was getting his ass kicked in the back of some random alley behind a movie theatre

like does he just check alleyways whenever he’s walking down a street to see if Steve’s started another fight he can’t finish

the answer is probably yes

headcanon that, even when brainwashed, Bucky still stops at alleyways and looks down them to find nothing

and he never knows what he’s looking for

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