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.
OMFG NO SHIT WOW this made me sooo angry!!!!
this won’t get 1% of the women’s version of this post.
the world we live in, and people in general don’t care about men. we are pretty much robots who aren’t allowed to show emotion. we’re taught from a young age that boys don’t cry.
fact is women are sexualised, men are idealised. because men can’t be raped because they’re big and strong right? right? yea, pretty much the idiots view of living.
A reality check for tumblr.
I WILL ALWAYS REBLOG
This was one of the most baffling things of my whole childhood.
OHMYGOD I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERS THIS
Always reblog the Clock Stretch! The Big Comfy Couch was so much fun to watch, but I always waited for this. Could do almost all of it except the roll when I was little.
Loonette was my entire life. Still is.
yeah i’m old what the fuck is this
GIRL WHAT?! THIS WAS MY CARDIO AS A CHILD!
The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change.
Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
I will always reblog this because it is so so important.
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.