So let me get this right. If Sansa Stark gets violated on her wedding night by her husband…the internet goes crazy. When Stannis Baratheon burns his child to death…that is just fun and games?? Am I the only one that finds that seriously fucking disturbing?? I am not saying violence against women is not an issue, but violence against children is the most dehumanizing thing that none of us should have to witness. Sure I get it its episode nine of the current season of the show, and the means no one is safe. They have to up the ante. They have to outdo what has been done before…in other episode nines Ned Stark lost his head, and a pregnant lady was brutally stabbed to death. Yet there is no outrage today, after the show burned a little girl to death.
I understand that this is depiction of a brutal world. I get it, and it a lot of ways that is why we love the show. However, more than be offended by what happened to Sansa. I am offended by how the show has raped the source material. But that really is an argument for another day.
If you think what happened to Sansa was fucking brutal (and I am not saying it wasn’t) read the damn books and see what happened to Jeyne Poole, whose story line was violated by the show runners and HBO. But instead of going down that route of I read the books and you didn’t let’s argue this point this way…
In the first episode of this show a little boy is thrown out a window after catching someone having sex with his twin sister. Save your moral fucking outrage for something that actually matters. IN that one scene we saw what kind of show this trully was. By the logic it is ok to throw children out of windows, have incestuous sex, brutally murder a pregnant lady in a manner most befitting of the Manson family, but if anyone touches Sansa the internet loses its fucking mind. Are you fucking kidding me??
We never actually saw Sansa being violated. We never actually saw Shireen burning alive…we did see Bran fall from that window, we did see Talisa brutally stabbed in the belly…multiple times… The world is brutal place, and the world depicted in the Game of Thrones series even more so…that is what makes it entertaining. Maybe it desensitizes us to violence, but that is also an argument for another day.
These things are all equally offensive. That is why we watch to see a glimpse of a world more brutal than are own, or a reflection of the parts of our world that are equally brutal and offensive. Many offensive things have happened to the characters of this show, and they will continue to as long as we continue to watch.
The point here is to not get distracted by one of these offensive acts more than the others. None of these acts happen in a vacuum. It should not surprise anyone that a guy who tortured a man nearly to death would violate his bride on their wedding night. That is not to say that particular plot point wasn’t offensive or unsettling but this is Game of Thrones what the fuck show have you been watching the past five years?
Are we really to believe that Ramsay Bolton doing something shocking and inhumane is more offensive than Stannis, who has been portrayed as a loving father, sacrificing his only living daughter for his own glory? If that is the case the morals of the audience are seriously fucked up.
This is a TV show. A book series where bad shit happens to those that rarely deserve it. Sometimes the people who actually do deserve it get their just rewards…but save your fake outrage over what happened to Sansa the next time you remember that you actually like Jamie Lannister…who tossed a little kid out a window all in the name of boning his sister, without a shred of remorse mind you.
Of course this episode will get labeled as an iconic, and most will forget about the burning of a innocent little girl because…Dragons!!