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.


Here’s the thing … It’s not really rape.


thephantomcasebook:

So everyone is crying “RAPE!” and in the begining I was like “Well, that’s weird choice they made.” But I mean … to quote the great Noir writer Raymond Chandler. “If you like my books they’re there for you on your shelf, no one can take that from you. So if you don’t like the movies, than it’ll only make you love my books even more.”

But as I have this in front of me and I’ve watched the scene several times now. Mostly because I dig Tommen, because let’s be honest … the kid is the shit. I’ve watched the scene over three times now.

What I see in front of me at this very moment is a conflict of what Cersei is saying and what she is doing. Now Cersei has always been verbally damning of whatever they do incestously. Never once has she started out with a “Yes, Jaime … I’m yours.” it’s always started out as no.

Now in the Scene Cersei is constantly damning what is going on. She is saying no, and she’s repeating “It’s not right!” so in Audio it sounds like Rape.

BUT!

If I were to turn off the audio, like such … It doesn’t look like a rape scene. Trust me, you’ll know a rape scene when it’s a rape scene. You don’t have to hear protests or screams to know a woman is getting raped.

The truth of the matter is that Cersei fights him at first … and now she’s kissing back and she’s helping him with his pants. Now, she’s raking his face but judging from their relationship in previous seasons, we know that Cersei is a violent and passionate lover … now they’re making out. She even bites his ear.

All in all it defiantly a deviation verbally from the books, but physically it’s right on cue from what we’re expecting. It’s conflicted and violent sex from grieving parents.

Now I think the trouble is other than the girls on this site being Rape crazy most of the time. The other is the idealization of the Jaime and Cersei relationship. In Jaime’s head it’s flowers and rainbows. In reality Jaime and Cersei are violent and passionate in their love making and are very spiteful toward eachother when spurned.

Simply put it’s not rape, it’s two fucked up people doing fucked up things.

Fuck. You. Fuck you so hard.

alwayslabellavita:

I’m SO angry I can barely speak.

TWICE Game of Thrones has taken consensual sex scene and turned them into rape scenes.

First with Daenerys. Khal Drogo doesn’t touch her in the books until she says, “YES.” But nope, in the show he just does whatever he wants with her! And that’s why her devotion to him in the show seems so off-tilt. She fell in love with her rapist on the show. That’s not the sun-and-stars we see in the books. The Khal Drogo in the books respected Dany. 

And then in the books, Cersei clearly WANTED to hook up with Jaime in the sept, she was the one goading him on and she said, “YES,” only like 50 million times. And yet, in this episode, she’s saying, “NO,” a million times, struggling, clearly fighting Jaime off and he rapes her. 

AND THIS DOESN’T FIT. IT’S NOT OKAY. IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. KHAL DROGO RAPING DANY COMPLETELY MAKES THEIR RELATIONSHIP ON THE SHOW TOTAL NONSENSE. JAIME LANNISTER—AS ARROGANT AS HE IS—IS NOT THE KIND OF MAN WHO WOULD EVER RAPE A WOMAN IN THE BOOKS. HE CLEARLY EVEN WARNS BRIENNE IN THE BOOKS TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET RAPED BY ANYONE BECAUSE HE’S WORRIED ABOUT HER. 

THIS is rape culture. When a TV show takes consensual sex scenes and turns them into rape and expects us to accept it like it’s romantic or “hot” when it’s disgusting and wrong and stomach-churning

So, on the TV Tropes recap for Game of Thrones S4E3, people are saying that Jaime “semi-rapes” Cersei and that consent was “questionable”. I…fucking hate people right now? She says no, and keeps saying it while Jaime rapes her. Someone on TV Tropes says that it’s unclear if she’s saying no because of the sex itself or because of the location BUT THAT DOESN’T FUCKING MATTER.

tiorickyaoi:

protect bisexual teenage girls at all costs

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nitaohoyo:

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this prob. should make the rounds again since Captain America: Winter Soldier came out today. :)

nitaohoyo:

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this prob. should make the rounds again since Captain America: Winter Soldier came out today. :)

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anneboleyns:

jeskyaleem asked; margaery tyrell or irene adler/jamie moriarty [x]

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when I still went to church and I told this guy at my church I was bi he actually said “Oh, how WONDERFUL”

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