How Game of Thrones failed its viewers

WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Do not read if you haven’t seen season 4 episodes “Breaker of Chains” and “Oathkeeper.”

Last week’s episode of Game of Thrones contained one of the most disturbing scenes yet. GoT often pushes boundaries, with bloody battles, graphic sex scenes, and horrifying weddings named after colors of the rainbow. But Jamie’s rape of Cersei right by the corpse of their son Joffrey is the most disturbing scene of them all. Many people have weighed in on their opinions of this scene and how off-color it is – not only because of its content, but because the scene was not a rape in the books. George R.R. Martin himself admitted that he was confused by the director’s choice to make it a rape scene. Worst of all though, director Alex Graves won’t even admit that he made a mistake, pointing out that the scene “becomes consensual in the end.”

No, Graves.That’s not how rape works.

By not admitting that the scene is a rape, Graves contributes to rape culture. Also, it looks like Graves does not even understand that the scene is a rape in the first place. He should read this Buzzfeed article on rape culture. Here’s … Read more

2016 could see an all-female Democratic ticket

We all want Hillary to run in 2016.

Poll after poll shows that people want her to top the Democratic ticket. It’s long overdue for America to have a female president. But what if the vice presidential candidate was a woman too? It seems too good to be true, but people are speculating that it might be the case.

The Democratic Party hasn’t had a woman on the presidential ticket since Geraldine Ferraro was Walter Mondale’s running mate in 1984. It’s embarrassing that the party hasn’t had a woman on the ticket since then.

Well now we might have two. This afternoon on Andrea Mitchell Reports, she discussed the possibility. There was also an article in the New York Times about it that said that Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand would make excellent VPs.

We all love HBO’s Veep.

Now it’s time to make a female Veep a reality. But only if we have a female president too, please!

So get ready to shatter that glass ceiling. In fact, a female president and VP … Read more