It’s been nearly two days since I first viewed HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 3 (entitled Breaker of Chains). And the more I’ve thought about it the more I have fumed about it – in particular that rape scene. But something strange happened while I was jogging this morning. I came to wonder if this wasn’t the most grandest anti-rape advertisement of all time.
Please bear with me a moment on this one.
6.6 millions viewers watched this episode. And of these, a large chunk took to social media to view their opinion about the rape scene between Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his sister, Cersei (Lena Headey). Most of these Twitterers were vocal in saying that they believed that Jaime had raped Cersei – regardless of the fact that she succumbed to his advances at the end.
Let’s look at some real time statistics on rape:
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