The 'Game of Thrones' Rape Problem

Viewers may have had enough of gratuitous sexual violence.

Actress Sophie Turner, in a happier scene.

Photographer: Chris Frawley/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via Getty Images

“Well, We’re Talking About Rape Again,” is the headline of a column at Jezebel, but it has nothing to do with debate over the wording of campus disciplinary codes. The author, Madeleine Davies, is angry about “Game of Thrones.” With a couple of repulsive minutes at the very end of Sunday’s episode, the show everybody hates to admit they love has suddenly been transformed into the show everybody loves to admit they hate.

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