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Sexual Violence in Media
There’s been a lot of chatter recently about the portrayal of sexual violence in media, particularly with Game of Thrones’ graphic scenes, and with the important but purely implicit sexual violence in Mad Max: Fury Road. Rape gets used for shock value, or to make something more "edgy", as well as a motivator or background story angst for female characters, but that can be incredibly cheap storytelling at times, not to mention harmful. It would be interesting to see a comparison of implicit versus explicit sexual violence, its uses in various media, and where it’s useful versus where it’s just gratuitous.