It just hit me, why is it that the people who point out when jokes are bigoted get called killjoys when it’s the people who tell those jokes who lead to their targets having lowered self-esteem and long-term mental health issues? That sounds pretty joy-killing to me.
I don’t even know if I want to watch the rest of the series now. It’s not just the character assassination; that’s frustrating, but for more reasons than being against his established personality. It’s a new low for sheer exploitative shock value.
Comparing the rape scene to the show’s violence is nonsensical for two reasons:
- Saying ‘but murder happens also’ is rape apologism, plain and simple. There’s no middle ground here.
- The violence on the show is treated as meaningful; when enacted, its consequence reverberates throughout the rest of story. Death, and the surrounding themes, are given detailed exploration.
I know the sexual abuse won’t resurface as a theme. It’ll be excused as ‘character development’ - for Jaime, as Cersei is little more than convenient furniture - as a mildly enlightening vignette before the plot continues as it was, only now with a character given recent ‘sympathetic protagonist’ status now soured with decidedly unsympathetic actions.
And to all those who urging other’s to view the act through a historical lens or whatever the fuck, please put a fucking sock in it. Game of Thrones is not history; it is modern, mainstream entertainment, informed and affected by modern status quos, being viewed by a modern audience. ‘Accuracy’ is null and void when the sustained carnage on screen eclipses that of the middle ages. Oh, and fucking dragons. Yeah. Right. Accuracy. If you intend your modern entertainment to be viewed from a perspective which pertains to almost nothing in the here and now, it fails as modern entertainment. You shouldn’t ask that of your audience, that they should assume the regressive viewpoint of some Twelfth-century, axe-wielding grunt, who would see nothing wrong with taking what he wants, from whoever he wants. Yes, Jaime’s actions would make sense to Phalanx McWarcrime, because Phalanx McWarcrime is a raping, murdering shithead. M’kay?
i want to create a tv show about a group of friends where they’re all queer except the one token cishet friend who’s only there to say stereotypical “straight” things for laughs like “macklemore got me into rap” and “my mom and i got into a fight because she wouldn’t buy me a fourth obey snapback”
Or we could just stop stereotyping people.
do you ever think about how weird it is that so many people think it’s not polite, or nice, to stand up for yourself, correct someone, or call out oppression (regardless of tone)
but then these same people will do things like dehumanize or yell at servers and retail workers, be aggressive drivers, make fun of total strangers’ appearances and names, and/or use slurs. and yet they don’t consider any of these things to be “mean”.
i think about these things a lot.
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whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal