IVCORS
The consensual part of it was that she wraps her legs around him, and she’s holding on to the table, clearly not to escape but to get some grounding in what’s going on.
— Alex Graves, or LITERALLY WORD FOR WORD SOMETHING THAT AN ACTUAL RAPIST HAS SAID AND WOULD SAY BECAUSE THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF RAPE CULTURE, THIS MALE GAZE BULLSHIT THAT SAYS “I KNOW WHAT CONSENT MEANS BECAUSE I HAVE THE POWER TO DECIDE.” ALEX GRAVES HAD CONTROL OVER THIS SCENE AND BECAUSE HE SAID CERSEI SAYING NO AND LOOKING TERRIFIED IS CONSENT, IT OBVIOUSLY IS, RIGHT??? BECAUSE HE HAS THE CONTROL THAT CERSEI OR LENA OR ANY OTHER WOMAN DOESN’T, IT’S ONLY HIS VIEW THAT COUNTS, AND THE AUDIENCE AS A WHOLE BETTER LEARN TO LIVE WITH THAT BECAUSE THIS IS HBO AFTER ALL THIS IS SHOCK VALUE CENTRAL. WHO CARES THAT THE CLEAR CUT DEFINITION OF RAPE IS WHEN A PERSON SAYS NO, BECAUSE ALEX GRAVES AND THE WHOLE PATRIARCHAL STRUCTURE THAT COMES WITH HIM SAYS THAT SHE ACTUALLY WANTS IT, NO MATTER WHAT SHE SAYS. IT DOESN’T MATTER THAT PEOPLE LIKE HIM ARE USING DISTORTED AND INCORRECT VIEWS OF CONSENT, COUPLED WITH THE LANGUAGE OF OPPRESSION IN ORDER TO DISCOUNT VIEWERS REACTIONS AND ACTUAL LIVED EXPERIENCE IN THE FACE OF TRIGGERING FOOTAGE.  ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT IT GETS RATINGS RIGHT?? FUCK THIS MAN. FUCK THIS FUCK THIS FUCK THIS FUCK THIS FUCK THIS  (via maisiewilliams)


"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment…I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen." - Lupita Nyong’o on being named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment…I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen." - Lupita Nyong’o on being named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful