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Using Sexual Assault as a Plot-Driving Device
HBO’s Game of Thrones has never shied away from tackling controversial subjects but a season five episode went too far for some viewers.
Sansa Stark’s rape scene caused uproar among fans and critics alike. Popular feminist website, The Mary Sue, has sworn off promoting the show following the controversial episode. See below statement:
Are there instances in popular television in which sexual assault and abuse has been handled with care and sensitivity? How can writers handle this controversial topic without falling into a TV trope?
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All Male Panelists at Denver Comic Con's 'Women In Comics' Panel
The convention held in Denver, Colorado featured no female panelists and an attendee alleges one of the male panelists explained the lack of female comic creator on the fact, "girls get bored with comics easily". (Source: The Hollywood Reporter, "What Happened After Denver ComicCon Ran A "Women in Comics" Panel Without Any Women")
Is it necessary for con panels about women to be hosted by all-female panelists or could it be a mix of genders? What was the more troubling part of this event, the fact there were no female panelists or the comments made by the male panelists of Denver ComicCon organizers?