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GoT- So we really do see rape as worse than murder

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    Warning- Spoilers for series 5 Game of Thrones, for those still catching up.

    Since I've finished uni I thought I might as well get through season 5, as I've heard it gets better.

    I've just watched the last but one episode and to be honest I found the death of Princess Shireen to be the most distressing scene from the entire show. Seeing her walk up to her death with her little wooden Stag in hand breaks my heart :emo:

    But the thing I don't really get, all the uproar about the scenes concerning Sansa's rape, and what I've yet to see happen to Cersei... I don't really understand why they received more attention than this death scene?

    I just read a Telagraph review which describes the scene as "almost as bleak" as Sansa's rape scene. Why? Why is rape seen as worse than a girl burning at a steak whilst begging helplessly for her own parents to rescue her?

    I don't really get it. I know it's not a competition, and both are atrocious. If you've seen my posts on TSR you know how strong I feel about rape, but this makes me feel a bit uneasy. I know it's just a TV show, but our reactions often say a lot about current society. I feel that maybe rape has this intense taboo around it, that surpasses death and murder.


    I guess maybe it's because murder is just too common in GOT, almost like a normal theme recurring throughout the show. It sort of happens without you actually noticing;"that was murder!". Almost every episode, someone gets killed. But yeah, some of the deaths are uneasy and they won't get any easier...
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