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(game of thrones spoilers and also trigger warning for rape)

littlecatlady:

so naturally, I’m upset any time there’s a rape scene in any media. because for one, I was sexually abused in my past, and for another, it’s a horrible and female-targeted crime that I live my life in fear of experiencing (again).

I was angry when Khal Drogo raped Daenerys while she sobbed against a pretty, sunset-y backdrop. But I figured it made “sense”, as much as something like rape possibly could. she was forced into an arranged marriage and in these times/this culture, you *HAD* to consummate the marriage and bear a child. whatever. it’s horrible but it made “sense”.

at least, I felt that way until I realized that in the fucking books that the show is based on, this rape scene never occurred. yeah. HBO added that shit in. why? the story worked just fine without it, apparently.

in last night’s episode, Jaime rapes Cersei about a foot away from the corpse of their dead son. in past episodes, Jaime has been staunchly anti-rape, losing his hand and going BACK to an enemy camp after he’d escaped it to save Brienne from being raped mercilessly. in the book, he and Cersei apparently do have sex practically on top of their dead kid, but it’s consensual.  yeah. HBO added that shit in. why? the story worked just fine without it, apparently. 

and now, they’re apparently planning to "beautifully" rape Sansa Stark in an upcoming episode, yet another event that did not occur in the books.

what does all of this say? to me, to other survivors, to the viewers, to the world? that rape makes a story more interesting. that an already wildly popular (and frankly, violent enough already) book series could only be improved if you just tossed a few more rape victims into it. it makes for good TV, I guess.

I am disgusted.

To be fair, the books actually do have a lot of sex that women don’t like or want, but they don’t protest openly because they would not be listened to. Like, Daenerys hates her sex with Drogo for ages before she figures out her life and place in the khalasar. And Cersei say’s no to Jamie multiple times in the books, but is pressed into it… 
Though from memory Sansa is not raped, so kinda weird they would put it in the show. I’m pretty sure she was sexually abused though. Idk. 

I think the show mirrors the books quite well actually. Women know that even if they protested openly, it is unlikely they would be listened to or helped. Which is obviously horrible. But to not put it in the show might seem like they are ignoring an important social aspect of the book, and I think it is more important to have a true portrayal of the grimness of it all.

Just my opinion though 

2 days ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 79 notes

the-real-goddamazon:

chainsandcherries:

katemonkeyville:

#i hate to see him leave but i love to watch him go

3 days ago on April 21st, 2014 | J | 77,182 notes

pixiesteahouse:

princeconstantine:

runningoffthereeses:

well, thats enough internet for today

I need this

Does this come in varying colours, because I want a rainbow of them. 

3 days ago on April 21st, 2014 | J | 88,008 notes

Today has been a Good Day!

And it has been warm and lovely after a god-awful 3 weeks of rain.

3 days ago on April 21st, 2014 | J | 1 note

darthclarke:

Fuckin made my night.

4 days ago on April 20th, 2014 | J | 52,218 notes

joolu:

smashedcub:

Must Reblog again because this is fucking sick ass Street art..

Someone tell me how works like this are destroying society?

Well damn.

5 days ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 38,114 notes

5 days ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 74,988 notes
ravendorkholme:

as-seenon-tv:

emiello:

earthisalie:

Seriously. Clean up after yourself. Encourage other people to clean up after themselves. Clean up after other people. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Encourage other people to reduce, reuse, recycle. Even the smallest action is a positive step in the right direction. 

And go vegan. It’s the biggest positive impact you can make on the environment, as animal agriculture causes 70% of deforestation, more CO2 emissions than all forms of transport combined, and releases 89,000lbs of waste per second into the environment. A meat eater causes 7 times more emissions than a vegan does. (source)

Yo I support the environment and all. I recycle and do what I can but I’m not going vegan for that shit

I respect your right to be vegan. Please respect my right to not be vegan, while still doing my best for the environment.

I’m not a vegan but I made the decision the decrease my meat intake - as in I will have meat every 2 or 3 days instead of with most meals like many do. Small changes make a difference, but there are many other ways of making a difference! 

ravendorkholme:

as-seenon-tv:

emiello:

earthisalie:

Seriously. Clean up after yourself. Encourage other people to clean up after themselves. Clean up after other people. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Encourage other people to reduce, reuse, recycle. Even the smallest action is a positive step in the right direction. 

And go vegan. It’s the biggest positive impact you can make on the environment, as animal agriculture causes 70% of deforestation, more CO2 emissions than all forms of transport combined, and releases 89,000lbs of waste per second into the environment. A meat eater causes 7 times more emissions than a vegan does. (source)

Yo I support the environment and all. I recycle and do what I can but I’m not going vegan for that shit

I respect your right to be vegan. Please respect my right to not be vegan, while still doing my best for the environment.

I’m not a vegan but I made the decision the decrease my meat intake - as in I will have meat every 2 or 3 days instead of with most meals like many do. Small changes make a difference, but there are many other ways of making a difference! 

5 days ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 4,936 notes

africaandco:

This weeks theme: PRODUCTIVITY! All entrepreneurs need some tips and tricks to keep us on top of our game!

5 days ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 87,650 notes

marieannelise:

When there’s too much shit you need to get done at once

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nayx:

this is like one of those tumblr text posts that never happened except this happened

6 days ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 192,812 notes

neonxwhales:

mediclopedia:

Some of the ways our organs communicate with each other… This is scientifically correct.

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cyberfricking:

when u type ;) instead of :)
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6 days ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 211,988 notes

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