“Hurry,” she was whispering now, “quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime.” Her hands helped guide him. “Yes,” Cersei said as he thrust, “my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.” She kissed his ear and stroked his short bristly hair. Jaime lost himself in her flesh. He could feel Cersei’s heart beating in time with his own, and the wetness of blood and seed where they were joined.
Everyone’s talking about this as if this scene in the book was some touching consensual moment and the show differs wildly. But “He never heard her.” is a really important sentence. Cersei did eventually consent, but can we at least stop pretending that her consent mattered at all to Jaime in that moment in the book?
Because she was not consenting when he lifted her onto the alter, pushed up her skirt, undid his breeches, pushed her legs apart, or slid his hand up her thigh. She was actively resisting. And he never heard her. This has never been anything but a scene of dubious consent at best. And the only way that the show really differs is that, instead of Cersei eventually consenting as she does in the book, Jaime’s unspoken thoughts in the scene were voiced with “I don’t care.”
And, to me, that’s a hell of a lot more responsible and helluva lot more honest than our media continuing to perpetuate the dangerous idea that women who say “no” don’t really mean it or just need convincing.
Who knew little barky furballs could bring so much happiness, even when they chew your furniture?
hollywood sure has an easy time finding brown and black people to play terrorists, thugs, drug dealers, gangsters, servants, “barbarians”, hypersexualized or desexualized caricatures but all of a sudden you need a lead role and
gosh where did they go i swear we put them here right after zero dark thirty??
in bathtubs full of
Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)
Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”