I didn't know this already!
Why do I feel like this is crucial, yet unknown information? Very cool.
I'm a huge fan of fantasy/sword and sorcerer/dragon books and tales. I have faithfully watched many a series of little merit in the hopes of getting some gem out of it. All of the previews and information about Game of Thrones focused heavily on the rape scenes before the show came out. I waited a while to see if it caught on and it did, but the rape language describing the show was continuous. I am too tired of rape culture to be entertained by rape. I am tired of movies and television that use the glurge of rape to engender excitement since their writing probably doesn't. I read about too many raped women in history (which is truthfully where George R.R. Martin gets his material from)...and I know too many raped women in the real world. How is this escapist fantasy for me? So I literally have never watched an episode but stay quiet about it mostly because I haven't. Why should I have to wrestle intellectually every week over whether the rape being depicted has artistic merit or was gratuitous? What do you want your entertainment to be about? Love, truth and beauty? War, rape and destruction?
From the article:
She said the voter-approved ban allowed college administrators to have admissions policies favoring, for example, students whose relatives are alumni but blocks race-based criteria. "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race," she wrote.
“I will not rest—and I do not expect anybody to rest—until every child in the city of Chicago can enjoy that sense of freedom."
While I disagree with the Mayor about a number of things I fully agree with this statement.
I would extend it to every child in the world. Why should girls in Nigeria be kidnapped from their school? Why should Syrian children have to flee their homes? Why can't a diplomatic solution be found for Ukraine so that their children don't have to be afraid?
We should all be able to experience the joy of living in our homes and communities.
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