Male Rape on Outlander Ignored Unlike Game of Thrones Rape

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  1. bob loblaw says:

    Cersei was also raped on Game of Thrones (in front of her dead son, no less) yet I didn’t hear any outrage over that. It seems the SJWs’ indignation is rather arbitrary.

    1. Gyrus says:

      As for the Jaime/Cersei thing, the outrage was there. If you didn’t hear about it, you were fortunate. At the risk of sounding like a parrot, male suffering and pain is to be enjoyed. Women, (and society in general) don’t care if men live or die so long as they produce useful labor. I think evil overlords have more concern for their minions. Society hates men. Loves the labor and cool toys but hates males. This same society wants those same men to mobilize every resource to stop one woman from crying, real or not.

  2. Arheus says:

    Apparently, most of us MEN have nothing against fighting or killing other men. That includes seeing them suffer. We should always be aware that, no matter how much we know about male and female nature… at the end of the day, subconsciously, we will have to imperative to kill all the other men and impregnate all the women.

    1. Keith Emery says:

      “we will have to imperative to kill all the other men and impregnate all the women.”

      There is no imperative to kill the other men. Impregnating all the women may be a biological imperative. However kill or torture all the other men, is a cultural demand placed on men by women.

  3. Dex says:

    I never had any problems with rape of either sex in fiction, but the hypocrisy always appalls me, whenever a woman is raped or harmed in fiction the headlines are: What does the event in Show or Book X, say about how we view and treat women in our society? Meanwhile there’s nothing when such things occur constantly to men in fiction, it could be that we just patronize women way too much, it’s becoming hard to take some of their grievances(mostly in the west), seriously when society cares so much about women that we begin to panic about their well being in fiction of all places.

  4. Luna says:

    What a load of shit in the comment section.
    I am a woman and I find male rape scenes more unbearable to watch than female ones.
    I was utterly disturbed by the one in Deliverance and tend to avoid any film that has a rape scene in it (male or female).
    I’ve never been sexually assaulted.

  5. Gary says:

    I have to disagree with you about Outlander’s rape scene. The lack of outrage was mainly because the aftermath of the rape was handled well in the show. He was cared for by his wife and his rape was acknowledged by his friends (not something that happens for many male victims, whether in real life or on TV). His healing process is slow but it is shown clearly – in season 2 he still suffers trauma even after time has passed. So there actually was a considerable amount of empathy shown *within* the series, which is more than I can say for depictions of male rape in other films/shows, and that’s why it received praise instead of hate. It’s not really a male vs female thing here.

  6. James says:

    I can understand the point, but i still did cringe a little when I read “on par with,” and More brutal and violent, almost as if there was a rape gauge, like it wasn’t the rapiest but… The outrage is there, it probably is not as loud, although I didn’t really hear the drums for Sansa as some did more than I heard about the young princess being burned at the stake, talk about a firestorm. There does also seem to be minor backlash for the the female on male rape scene in the Getdown. The thing I am seeing most that seems to be taken into account is the victim’s apparent innocence. In the get down the victim was the guy that was doing that to women, including the one that did it to him, i.e. revenge, whereas Sansa, was deemed as innocent because she was put in that situation. When rape is used in the context of revenge, or on a hated character, it most definitely is not seen as “as bad,” especially if that character has done that or something similar in the past. Sometimes the character is so good at being bad, that when you find out that a sexual assault is one of the factors, you feel bad for a minute, understand that the character is not all bad, just seriously messed up, and you just take into account, which makes any other future acts of villainy by that character, almost understandable, until you run into what I call the “get over it already wall.” This wall seems to be hit by an character that has ever had anything bad happen to them, where people feel enough time has passed, and they should “get over it already,” a time in which people feel like the person should have grown from it by now and not take it out or any and every one that they encounter. Which is messed up, but that’s what happens.

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