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In Topic: Rape of thrones

Today, 02:36 PM

View PostBoyle5150, on 22 May 2015 - 02:26 PM, said:

but not in a series where there are far more graphic scenes being done to people of all ages, then it would just be par for the course.  The scene in question doesn't fall out of line with anything else in the series and the perpetrator.

So? Again, there is nothing illogical about watching portrayals of terrible things, but getting upset when one resonates on a more personal level. You can call it naive and foolish, because they should have known the show was capable of and willing to show it, but it is not illogical or nonsensical.

This is a ridiculous discussion. Rape affects a lot of people on a deep level, so portrayals of rape tend to elicit strong responses; other crimes either don't occur as frequently or don't have as deep of an impact, thus they don't elicit such strong responses. Nothing about that is illogical or controversial, and it is absolutely baffling that it is such a point of contention.

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Today, 02:22 PM

View PostJohnnyPhatsaqs, on 22 May 2015 - 02:19 PM, said:

When I start knocking over liquor stores and trying to kill cops, then you'll have a point.

Huh? My point was that you swear too much and it's unbecoming. What's that have to do with sticking up corner stores?

In Topic: Rape of thrones

Today, 02:15 PM

View PostBoyle5150, on 22 May 2015 - 02:07 PM, said:

You can't truly be serious right now.  I fully understand how someone could be upset with watching a rape scene.  I don't accept that someone can watch all the prior episodes of GoT and have no problems until this scene is shown.  There are far worse acts of violence in GoT than rape, (and according to your words "It's a pretty simple statement: one atrocity happens more than the other.  Thus, when a TV show portrays both, the former is going to elicit a more visceral response.") but rape is where they draw the limits and try to protest?!  LMAO at anyone who can sit here and agree with that horseshit!

How is it so unbelievable? Those people watched portrayals of terrible things, and when they saw one that resonated with them on a more personal level, they got upset about it. You can certainly call it naive or foolish (they should have expected the show has the willingness to show it), but nothing about it is illogical. People get shot in movies all the time, but if a film showed the kids in Sandy Hook having their brains blown out, I'm sure plenty of people would be upset (especially the 'As a parent...' crowd).

In Topic: Rape of thrones

Today, 02:03 PM

View PostTwinIon, on 22 May 2015 - 01:55 PM, said:

Then why single this scene out?

Because it is the topic of conversation? If this thread were about The Hound chopping people in half, I'd call those scenes unnecessary as well.

View PostScape Zero, on 22 May 2015 - 01:56 PM, said:

How is that a simple concept? There are more assaults than rapes, yet no one bats an eye out if someone the shit kicked out them in a show....

Because rape tends to be emotionally traumatic. I don't know why it is so controversial to assume that victims of trauma will be upset by portrayals of that trauma.

In Topic: Rape of thrones

Today, 01:57 PM

View PostBoyle5150, on 22 May 2015 - 01:55 PM, said:

a lot of people get stabbed, a lot of people die (hell everyone dies) a lot of people blah blah blah... ideological issues.

How is it an ideological issue? The same principle applies. If you've been stabbed, it's understandable why you would be upset watching it on TV, and you should probably avoid shows where people tend to get stabbed.