"keep me in mind"

Apr 23

Reblog if your a mommy or mommy-to-be of a little boy

blogging-for-two:

Let’s be friends!

modalitout:

notanothersonglyric:

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

modalitout:

notanothersonglyric:

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

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“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” — Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via observando)

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ivani3raginsky:

i love people responding to their pets’ noises with ‘i know’

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“Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.” — Kiera Cass (via maxonshreaves)

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jadorelecafe:

facebooksexism:

bansheeandahunter:

False rape accusations are an anomaly.

True rape accusations are a norm.

You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.

So stop bringing them up like they’re the most important topic in discussions of rape and rape culture.

And don’t forget that as a man you are more likely to be raped than to be falsely accused of rape

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Apr 22

http://neuroatypically-speaking.tumblr.com/post/83510627684/diagnoses-of-fibromyalgia-really-ought-to-come -

neuroatypically-speaking:

Diagnoses of fibromyalgia really ought to come with an instruction manual. Fuck it, a survival kit. Here’s your diagnosis, oh and:

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warmskin:

thedoctorstwin:

tome-withlove:

phosphorescentt:

jaclynxhyde:

makeupandchucks:

This is great.

this needs to be criminalized everywhere. and upskirting/creeper shots. 

yes

I’m actually surprised that my state passed this. Pleasantly surprised.

All states need to do this

Hooray!!!!

warmskin:

thedoctorstwin:

tome-withlove:

phosphorescentt:

jaclynxhyde:

makeupandchucks:

This is great.

this needs to be criminalized everywhere. and upskirting/creeper shots. 

yes

I’m actually surprised that my state passed this. Pleasantly surprised.

All states need to do this

Hooray!!!!

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ianoshea:

So everyone is always asking me for book recommendations so I decided to make a master post of books (Most are YA books because a large majority of people on here read them). Each book is linked to the goodreads page for it (for series I linked you to the first book) and next to it are the main genres. 
Completed Series: 
Beautiful Creatures - YA, Fantasy, Magic, RomanceBobby Pendragon - YA, Fantasy, AdventureChaos Walking - YA, Sci Fi DystopianCrank - YA, Poetry, Realistic FictionDelirium - YA, Dystopian, RomanceDivergent - YA, Sci Fi DytopianEragon - YA, Fantasy, AdventureGone - YA, Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Sci FiHarry Potter - YA, Fantasy, MagicHush Hush - YA, Paranormal, FantasyLegend - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, FantasyMatched - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, RomanceMercy Falls - YA, Fantasy, RomancePercy Jackson - YA, Fantasy, MythologyShatter Me - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, RomanceThe Chronicles of Narnia - YA, Fantasy, AdventureThe Gemma Doyle Series - Fantasy, Historial Fiction, YAThe Hunger Games - Dystopian, YA, The Infernal Devices - YA, Fantasy, ParanormalThe Maze Runner - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, Under The Never Sky - YA, Dystopian, RomanceVampire Academy - YA, Romance, Fantasy, Vampires
Uncompleted Series: 
A Song of Ice and Fire - Sci Fi, Fantasy, Adult Bloodlines - YA, Paranormal, Vampires, FantasyThe Culling - Ya, Sci Fi Dystopian, LGBTQ, FantasyDaughter of Smoke and Bone - YA, Fantasy, ParanormalGrisha - Fantasy, YA, RomanceHouse of Night - YA, Fantasy, Romance, VampiresI Am Number Four - YA, Fantasy, ParanormalMara Dyer - YA, Romance, ParanormalMiss Peregrines - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, MysteryPartials - Sci Fi Dystopian, YA, Post-Apocalyptic The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein - YA, Fantasy, Gothic HorrorThe Archived - YA, Mystery, ParanormalThe Darkest Minds - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, FantasyThe Mortality Doctrine - YA, Sci Fi DystopianThe Fifth Wave - YA, Sci Fi DystopianThe Heroes of Olympus - YA, Fantasy, MythologyThe Loners - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Horror, Apocalyptic The Lunar Chronicles - Fantasy, YA, Dystopian Sci FiThe Mortal Instruments - YA, Paranormal, FantasyThe Program - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, RomanceThe Raven Cycle - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, RomanceThrone of Glass - Fantasy, YA, MagicRebel Belle - YA, Fantasy, ParanormalThe Selection - YA, Romance, DystopianThe Sylo Chronicles - Ya, Sci Fi Dystopian, Fantasy, MysteryThursday Next  - Fantasy, Adult Fiction, MysteryUglies - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, FantasyUnraveling - YA, Sci Dystopian, FantasyUnwind - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian
Individual Books:
Along For The Ride - YA, Romance, ContemporaryAn Abundance of Katherines - YA, Romance, ContemporaryAnna And The French Kiss - YA, Romance, ContemporaryBefore I Fall - YA, Contemporary, RomanceBoy Meets Boy - YA, LGBTQ, RomanceBright Shiny Morning - Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Short StoriesEleanor and Park - YA, Contemporary, RomanceEvery Day - YA, ContemporaryFangirl - YA, Romance, ContemporaryHate List - YA, Contemporary, Realistic FictionIdentical - YA, Poetry, Realistic FictionIf I Stay - YA, Romance, Contemporary It’s Kind of A Funny Story - YA, Realistic FictionLock and Key  - YA, Romance, ContemporaryLola and The Boy Next Door - YA, Romance, ContemporaryLooking For Alaska - YA, Romance, FictionPanic - YA, Contemporary, Sci Fi DystopianParty - YA, Contemporary, Realistic FictionPaper Towns - YA, Contemporary, RomanceSpeak - YA, Contemporary, Realistic FictionStolen - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, RomanceThe Book Thief - YA, Historial Fiction,The Fault In Our Stars - YA, Contemporary, RomanceThe Giver - YA, Classics, Fantasy, Sci Fi DystopianThe Host - Fantasy, YA, Romance, Sci Fi DystopianThe Killing Woods - YA, Mystery, ThrillerThe Perks of Being A Wallflower - YA, Contemporary, Coming of AgeThe Spectacular Now - YA, Contemporary, RomanceThirteen Reasons Why - YA, Contemporary, Realistic FictionTruth About Forever - YA, Contemporary, RomanceWarm Bodies - YA, Romance, Dystopian, HorrorWhite Oleander - Contemporary, Chick Lit, Fiction
Everyone can share this post of course, but I ask for everyone to please leave any negative opinions about any of the books out. 
The bolded books are personal favorites :)
Also, I obviously missed a ton of books, many on purpose, so feel free to add on to this. :)

ianoshea:

So everyone is always asking me for book recommendations so I decided to make a master post of books (Most are YA books because a large majority of people on here read them). Each book is linked to the goodreads page for it (for series I linked you to the first book) and next to it are the main genres. 

Completed Series: 

Beautiful Creatures - YA, Fantasy, Magic, Romance
Bobby Pendragon - YA, Fantasy, Adventure
Chaos Walking - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian
Crank - YA, Poetry, Realistic Fiction
Delirium - YA, Dystopian, Romance
Divergent - YA, Sci Fi Dytopian
Eragon - YA, Fantasy, Adventure
Gone - YA, Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Sci Fi
Harry Potter - YA, Fantasy, Magic
Hush Hush - YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
Legend - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Fantasy
Matched - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Romance
Mercy Falls - YA, Fantasy, Romance
Percy Jackson - YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Shatter Me - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, Romance
The Chronicles of Narnia - YA, Fantasy, Adventure
The Gemma Doyle Series - Fantasy, Historial Fiction, YA
The Hunger Games - Dystopian, YA, 
The Infernal Devices - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
The Maze Runner - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, 
Under The Never Sky - YA, Dystopian, Romance
Vampire Academy - YA, Romance, Fantasy, Vampires

Uncompleted Series: 

A Song of Ice and Fire - Sci Fi, Fantasy, Adult 
Bloodlines - YA, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy
The Culling - Ya, Sci Fi Dystopian, LGBTQ, Fantasy
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Grisha - Fantasy, YA, Romance
House of Night - YA, Fantasy, Romance, Vampires
I Am Number Four - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Mara Dyer - YA, Romance, Paranormal
Miss Peregrines - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery
Partials - Sci Fi Dystopian, YA, Post-Apocalyptic 
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein - YA, Fantasy, Gothic Horror
The Archived - YA, Mystery, Paranormal
The Darkest Minds - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, Fantasy
The Mortality Doctrine - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Fifth Wave - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Heroes of Olympus - YA, Fantasy, Mythology
The Loners - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Horror, Apocalyptic 
The Lunar Chronicles - Fantasy, YA, Dystopian Sci Fi
The Mortal Instruments - YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
The Program - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Romance
The Raven Cycle - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Throne of Glass - Fantasy, YA, Magic
Rebel Belle - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
The Selection - YA, Romance, Dystopian
The Sylo Chronicles - Ya, Sci Fi Dystopian, Fantasy, Mystery
Thursday Next  - Fantasy, Adult Fiction, Mystery
Uglies - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Fantasy
Unraveling - YA, Sci Dystopian, Fantasy
Unwind - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian

Individual Books:

Along For The Ride - YA, Romance, Contemporary
An Abundance of Katherines - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Anna And The French Kiss - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Before I Fall - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Boy Meets Boy - YA, LGBTQ, Romance
Bright Shiny Morning - Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Short Stories
Eleanor and Park - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Every Day
 - YA, Contemporary
Fangirl - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Hate List - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Identical - YA, Poetry, Realistic Fiction
If I Stay - YA, Romance, Contemporary 
It’s Kind of A Funny Story - YA, Realistic Fiction
Lock and Key  - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Lola and The Boy Next Door - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Looking For Alaska - YA, Romance, Fiction
Panic - YA, Contemporary, Sci Fi Dystopian
Party - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Paper Towns - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Speak - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Stolen - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
The Book Thief - YA, Historial Fiction,
The Fault In Our Stars - YA, Contemporary, Romance
The Giver - YA, Classics, Fantasy, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Host - Fantasy, YA, Romance, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Killing Woods - YA, Mystery, Thriller
The Perks of Being A Wallflower - YA, Contemporary, Coming of Age
The Spectacular Now - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Thirteen Reasons Why - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Truth About Forever - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Warm Bodies - YA, Romance, Dystopian, Horror
White Oleander - Contemporary, Chick Lit, Fiction

Everyone can share this post of course, but I ask for everyone to please leave any negative opinions about any of the books out. 

The bolded books are personal favorites :)

Also, I obviously missed a ton of books, many on purpose, so feel free to add on to this. :)

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Why IBS, Crohn's, UC, and UBD Suck -

heroes-get-made:

The pain and frequent trips to the toilet are awful, but did you know that the following places don’t even HAVE restrooms?

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fatpinkcast:

Critics’ Reactions to the Jaime/Cersei Rape Scene in Episode 4.3 of Game of Thrones

"I wonder, then, if the rape was on some level a misguided attempt to give Cersei even more pathos, a la the convenient backstory rapes that have become depressingly common on prestige TV (and Scandal)…I wonder if TV Thrones‘s writers just have a tendency to change problematic book sex scenes into clear scenes of unconsensual sex.” - Hillary Busis, Entertainment Weekly


“Game of Thrones has a rape problem.” - Kevin Spak, Newser


"In the original depiction, Jaime never says “Why have the Gods made me love a hateful woman?” — a line that the TV show added in, which in context makes Jaime look like an abusive rapist (the gods made me do it!)”- Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly


Jaime forced himself upon Cersei despite her demands to stop. “It’s not right,” she cried, to which Jaime snarled, “I don’t care.”…we can never unsee that godawful scene. - Leanne Aguilera, E! Online


"If this scene really just is a miscalculation in direction (and potentially the writing of Benioff and Weiss, neither of whom have yet commented on it) and doesn’t get any payoff later in the season, then it truly deserves all the criticism it has been receiving.” - Terri Schwartz, Zap2It


The director who shot the scene and the man who acted in it both believe it wasn’t necessarily nonconsensual sex— an attitude that isn’t totally surprising in a society that’s deeply confused about what constitutes consent, and that doesn’t always recognize sexual violence for what it is. -Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress


So then Jaime … well … no other way to put this, really. He rapes his sister beside their corpse of their murdered son. This is the same guy who protected Brienne from a similar fate last year.  - James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly


"…the show’s overall treatment of women as disposable objects onto whom physical and emotional violence are relentlessly enacted. Sexual violence is so pervasive on the show that nearly every woman on the show has been raped or threatened with rape. The show, and the books, reveal the disturbing and cavalier facility with which rape becomes a narrative device.Rape is used to punish. Rape is used to make a woman more sympathetic or to explicate their anger or other unlikable qualities. Rape is used to put women in their place.” -Roxane Gay, Salon


"The entire scene in the sept was an exercise in Cersei’s belittlement. She watched her father degrade and dishonor (albeit truthfully) her firstborn’s legacy and then manipulate her youngest into serving as his marionette. Then, on the floor next to the body of her dead son, the only man she’s ever taken into her confidence abused that trust in the most vile way imaginable.” - Hillary Kelly, The New Republic


"A giggling dead body would have at least taken our attention away from, you know, the raping." - Johnny Brayson, wetpaint


"Whether the show meant it to come across that way or not, what we saw was a rape.” - Erik Kain, Forbes


"The scene, which has Cersei pleading “stop it” repeatedly and struggling against Jaime, appears far from consensual." - Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times


In the show there’s no other way to interpret it as unambiguous rape. Jaimie isn’t loving when he tries to have sex with her in the show, he’s shown as being angry and hateful, cursing her for being a wicked woman. There’s no point in the scene on the show that we can see Cersei consent, which makes the whole scene significantly different from the book. Some readers have pointed out that the rape in the show is damaging for Cersei’s character arc since she had to endure the marriage to Robert Baratheon in which he essentially engaged in marital rape,  Her consensual sex was always with Jaimie who made her feel safe. Jaimie raping her in the show completely destroys their relationship and destroys the trust she has in Jaimie leaving her without anyone. - AJ, the Digital Times


The rewritten scene also takes away all of Cersei’s agency. In the original text, Cersei chooses to have sex with Jaime, grotesque as it and the setting may be — because she wants to, or because she uses sex to manipulate, it doesn’t matter. Cersei has power and control. The scene in the show deprives her of all of that. - Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky


His response is not to stop loving her, not to stop believing that he is victim to the gods. Instead, Jaime rapes his sister, passing that sense of unendurable pain on to her. He must know that this is the worst possible way that he could hurt her. Jaime knew that Robert raped Cersei, and in the novels, he wanted to kill Robert for it. Not only does raping Cersei remind his sister of her repeated, humiliating violation, Jaime is poisoning their own relationship, the thing that had been Cersei’s antidote to the miseries of her marriage. It is an exceptionally cruel thing for Jaime to do.  - Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post.


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. - Sonia Saraiya, AV Club


If Graves intended to depict consensual sex in the end, he completely failed. This wasn’t even one of those terribly clichéd scenes where a man starts raping a woman only to find that she comes around to thinking it’s hot. Cersei is still kicking and protesting when the camera cuts away. It’s as straightforward a rape scene as you’ll get on TV, unless you buy the ridiculous myth that a woman can’t be raped if she’s consented to sex with a man before. - Amanda Marcotte, Slate


This isn’t the first rape scene in Game of Thrones—far from it. And there’s been controversy over the show’s use of rape before. But what makes this scene the most upsetting one yet is that the director didn’t realize he was filming a rape scene…Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And worse, they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable. - Laura Hudson, Wired


"How will victims of sexual assault be affected when a director and actor in one of television’s most popular shows questions whether no really means no?" - Eliana Dockterman, Time Magazine


I’ll go ahead and say it: Jaime Lannister has become a rape cliché. He’s the boss, like every other on-screen rapist we’ve ever seen. - Hayley Krischer, Salon


"I’m not opposed to shows depicting sexual violence, but rape-as-prop is always distressing…Rape and abuse have consequences for the victims who carry those traumas with them. While I don’t know exactly how the show will depict the aftermath of Jamie raping Cersei, GoT does not have a strong track record of acknowledging or exploring the lingering effects of surviving sexual assault." - Margarey Lyons, Vulture/New York Magazine


"I can’t think of any comparable defense for the rape scene in "Breaker of Chains," which feels like a naked and ill-conceived attempt to push Game of Thrones into even darker territory. …I’m concerned that Game of Thrones has made a mistake it can’t take back — and one that sets a troubling precedent for the show’s future.” - Scott Meslow, The Week


The Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Unnecessary and Despicable….The fact that showrunners might be asking us to overlook this for the sake of character development is downright insulting and says a lot about how we treat victims, especially the ones who come off as unlikable. - Madeleine Davies, Jezebel.com


Is “Game of Thrones” Obsessed With Sexual Assault?…Frankly, there are some weeks when “Game of Thrones” doesn’t seem worth the effort.  - Sam Adams, IndieWire

fatpinkcast:

Critics’ Reactions to the Jaime/Cersei Rape Scene in Episode 4.3 of Game of Thrones

"I wonder, then, if the rape was on some level a misguided attempt to give Cersei even more pathos, a la the convenient backstory rapes that have become depressingly common on prestige TV (and Scandal)…I wonder if TV Thrones‘s writers just have a tendency to change problematic book sex scenes into clear scenes of unconsensual sex.” - Hillary Busis, Entertainment Weekly

Game of Thrones has a rape problem.” Kevin Spak, Newser

"In the original depiction, Jaime never says “Why have the Gods made me love a hateful woman?” — a line that the TV show added in, which in context makes Jaime look like an abusive rapist (the gods made me do it!)”- Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly

Jaime forced himself upon Cersei despite her demands to stop. “It’s not right,” she cried, to which Jaime snarled, “I don’t care.”…we can never unsee that godawful scene. Leanne Aguilera, E! Online

"If this scene really just is a miscalculation in direction (and potentially the writing of Benioff and Weiss, neither of whom have yet commented on it) and doesn’t get any payoff later in the season, then it truly deserves all the criticism it has been receiving.” - Terri Schwartz, Zap2It

The director who shot the scene and the man who acted in it both believe it wasn’t necessarily nonconsensual sex— an attitude that isn’t totally surprising in a society that’s deeply confused about what constitutes consent, and that doesn’t always recognize sexual violence for what it is. -Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress

So then Jaime … well … no other way to put this, really. He rapes his sister beside their corpse of their murdered son. This is the same guy who protected Brienne from a similar fate last year.  - James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly

"…the show’s overall treatment of women as disposable objects onto whom physical and emotional violence are relentlessly enacted. Sexual violence is so pervasive on the show that nearly every woman on the show has been raped or threatened with rape. The show, and the books, reveal the disturbing and cavalier facility with which rape becomes a narrative device.Rape is used to punish. Rape is used to make a woman more sympathetic or to explicate their anger or other unlikable qualities. Rape is used to put women in their place.” -Roxane Gay, Salon

"The entire scene in the sept was an exercise in Cersei’s belittlement. She watched her father degrade and dishonor (albeit truthfully) her firstborn’s legacy and then manipulate her youngest into serving as his marionette. Then, on the floor next to the body of her dead son, the only man she’s ever taken into her confidence abused that trust in the most vile way imaginable.” - Hillary Kelly, The New Republic

"A giggling dead body would have at least taken our attention away from, you know, the raping." - Johnny Brayson, wetpaint

"Whether the show meant it to come across that way or not, what we saw was a rape.” - Erik Kain, Forbes

"The scene, which has Cersei pleading “stop it” repeatedly and struggling against Jaime, appears far from consensual." - Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times

In the show there’s no other way to interpret it as unambiguous rape. Jaimie isn’t loving when he tries to have sex with her in the show, he’s shown as being angry and hateful, cursing her for being a wicked woman. There’s no point in the scene on the show that we can see Cersei consent, which makes the whole scene significantly different from the book. Some readers have pointed out that the rape in the show is damaging for Cersei’s character arc since she had to endure the marriage to Robert Baratheon in which he essentially engaged in marital rape,  Her consensual sex was always with Jaimie who made her feel safe. Jaimie raping her in the show completely destroys their relationship and destroys the trust she has in Jaimie leaving her without anyone. - AJ, the Digital Times

The rewritten scene also takes away all of Cersei’s agency. In the original text, Cersei chooses to have sex with Jaime, grotesque as it and the setting may be — because she wants to, or because she uses sex to manipulate, it doesn’t matter. Cersei has power and control. The scene in the show deprives her of all of that. - Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky

His response is not to stop loving her, not to stop believing that he is victim to the gods. Instead, Jaime rapes his sister, passing that sense of unendurable pain on to her. He must know that this is the worst possible way that he could hurt her. Jaime knew that Robert raped Cersei, and in the novels, he wanted to kill Robert for it. Not only does raping Cersei remind his sister of her repeated, humiliating violation, Jaime is poisoning their own relationship, the thing that had been Cersei’s antidote to the miseries of her marriage. It is an exceptionally cruel thing for Jaime to do.  - Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post.

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. - Sonia Saraiya, AV Club

If Graves intended to depict consensual sex in the end, he completely failed. This wasn’t even one of those terribly clichéd scenes where a man starts raping a woman only to find that she comes around to thinking it’s hot. Cersei is still kicking and protesting when the camera cuts away. It’s as straightforward a rape scene as you’ll get on TV, unless you buy the ridiculous myth that a woman can’t be raped if she’s consented to sex with a man before. - Amanda Marcotte, Slate

This isn’t the first rape scene in Game of Thrones—far from it. And there’s been controversy over the show’s use of rape before. But what makes this scene the most upsetting one yet is that the director didn’t realize he was filming a rape scene…Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And worse, they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable. - Laura Hudson, Wired

"How will victims of sexual assault be affected when a director and actor in one of television’s most popular shows questions whether no really means no?" - Eliana Dockterman, Time Magazine

I’ll go ahead and say it: Jaime Lannister has become a rape cliché. He’s the boss, like every other on-screen rapist we’ve ever seen. - Hayley Krischer, Salon

"I’m not opposed to shows depicting sexual violence, but rape-as-prop is always distressing…Rape and abuse have consequences for the victims who carry those traumas with them. While I don’t know exactly how the show will depict the aftermath of Jamie raping Cersei, GoT does not have a strong track record of acknowledging or exploring the lingering effects of surviving sexual assault." - Margarey Lyons, Vulture/New York Magazine

"I can’t think of any comparable defense for the rape scene in "Breaker of Chains," which feels like a naked and ill-conceived attempt to push Game of Thrones into even darker territory. …I’m concerned that Game of Thrones has made a mistake it can’t take back — and one that sets a troubling precedent for the show’s future.” - Scott Meslow, The Week

The Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Unnecessary and Despicable….The fact that showrunners might be asking us to overlook this for the sake of character development is downright insulting and says a lot about how we treat victims, especially the ones who come off as unlikable. - Madeleine Davies, Jezebel.com

Is “Game of Thrones” Obsessed With Sexual Assault?…Frankly, there are some weeks when “Game of Thrones” doesn’t seem worth the effort.  - Sam Adams, IndieWire

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