Someone Has Done A Statistical Analysis Of Rape In Game Of Thrones

We’ve been debating sexual violence on Game of Thrones since the show began, but the discussion has gotten more heated in the past couple weeks, with The Mary Sue essentially ending its coverage. But is the show just being true to George R.R. Martin’s books, or is it adding more violation? One fan decided to find out. »5/26/15 6:01pm5/26/15 6:01pm


Tomorrow People gives its main female character the cheapest trauma

The Tomorrow People seems to be trying to be a show about mental illness in general — the pilot sets out this whole thing where everybody thinks Stephen is crazy because of his telepathy and stuff. But last night's episode was about two girls dealing with emotional trauma — and resorted to lazy cliches. »10/24/13 9:28pm10/24/13 9:28pm

Anti-rape PSA from the Harry Potter Universe warns against the use of love potions

One of the key uncomfortable events of the Harry Potter series comes about thanks to a love potion, and Potter fan Raph addresses the very serious moral and criminal aspects of love potion use with this PSA from the Ministry of Magic. Hopefully, this is covered early on in Hogwarts' health classes. »3/23/13 4:00pm3/23/13 4:00pm

Seanan McGuire explains why you shouldn't expect every fantasy heroine to be raped

The other day, someone asked Seanan McGuire when the characters in her popular October Daye urban fantasy novels were going to get raped — because respect for the integrity of your own work, and pure realism demand it. McGuire's response to this idea is worth reading in full, but especially the part where she explains: »10/03/12 6:44pm10/03/12 6:44pm

In Dario Argento's psychosexual thriller The Stendhal Syndrome, art is a cruel prison

In Italian director Dario Argento's 1996 horror-thriller The Stendhal Syndrome, his own daughter Asia Argento stars as Anna Manni, a detective investigating a series of brutal sex killings in Rome and Florence. So begins perhaps the most awkward take-your-daughter-to-work day in cinema history. »7/16/11 5:00pm7/16/11 5:00pm