Spartacus 2x02 has provided the perfect gif set for me to imagine linking to whenever Westeros.org, the biggest ASOIAF fansite, has a rape discussion, especially one about a certain popular character’s behaviour towards women who aren’t in a position to say no in A Dance With Dragons. If “but he got the slave owner’s permission” is mentioned as a defence, maybe Crixus could show up and repeat the argument he made to one of Naevia’s rapists (they got the owner’s permission, too), plus the (not gif’d) violent aftermath:
Although I think rock bottom was the claim that Littlefinger did an 11-year-old a favour by having her trained as a sex slave.
Spartacus may have the lowbrow reputation, ASOIAF/Game of Thrones is praised as groundbreaking mature fantasy, but in many ways Spartacus has the more interesting and mature portrayal of sex. Perhaps it’s because the show focuses on a rebellion against an abusive system, but Spartacus is all about acknowledging the fact that even though something is legal and accepted by large sections of society, especially those who profit from it (the moral relativism/historical context argument that shows up in ASOIAF debates), that doesn’t mean the individual and emotional casualties don’t matter; many Spartacus characters recognize that there’s something wrong about such a system and get to the point where they’re ready to risk all in order to fight it.
Spartacus is about different kinds of power (popularity with the public, political influence, violent resistance, the struggle for position in the Roman hierarchy or the slave hierarchy, the women’s manoeuvering in the background), and that extends to sexuality. When you start thinking about it, it’s ever-present - something that takes different forms and is experienced in one way or another by most characters as victims, observers or perpetrators of sexual abuse.
when i started elementary i thought i might be disappointed that i already knew the twist about moriarty once it started building up to that point in the show but instead i’m just supremely pleased and laughing every time moriarty is referred to as a male
"Irene… you talk about what happened to her but you never talk about who she was."
watson hitting the problem with the women in refrigerators trope on the head
THERE IS A FULL YOUNG JUSTICE CAMEO IN THIS MOVIE
WONDER GIRL, ARTEMIS, ZATANA, AND M’GANN
Wait This is from that Scooby Doo Vs Wrestlemania movie that exist for some reason right? hahahaha. Fun little cameo.
Brandon Vietti did pitch a YJ meets Scooby Doo movie to CN, right? guess this was the next best thing haha
WHAT IS IN THAT NARNIAN WATER AND WHERE CAN I GET SOME
my head is hurting because i thought about my future for 0.3 seconds
parents who vaccinate their children without their consent are terrible parents, no exceptions.
parents who let their children die of completely preventable diseases because they think 8 year olds are capable of making their own medical decisions are terrible parents. no exceptions