The Mary Sue
Since last Sunday, the Internet has been abuzz with talk of Game of Thrones
' controversial rape scene. We touched on it in our recap and shared with you the responses of the scene's director, co-writer, and one of its actors, plus A Song of Ice and Fire scribe George R.R. Martin
. But we hadn't written a post specifically on our personal thoughts on scene, because...well, because we have a lot
of them. There's much to unpack about rape culture, storytelling tropes, and the responsibility of fiction. So Jill Pantozzi
and Rebecca Pahle
, along with Geekosystem's Victoria McNally
, sat down to hash it all out. Below you'll find our uncensored discussion on the scene and why, specifically, it made us boil with seething, all-encompassing rage.