Now do I actually believe HBO’s “Game of Thrones” promotes the rape culture in our society? No of course not, I’m not stupid and I don’t even think there is such thing as a “Rape Culture.” Culture by definition is “The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.” We all know rape is wrong. Rape is a horrible thing that happens and we all know it, but it is part of our world and our history. The purpose of this article isn’t to defend rape or any other horrible thing; it’s to point out the hypocrisy of the “Complainer Culture.”
About eight months ago, Daniel Tosh was ripped apart by different media outlets because of an apparent “Rape Joke” that no one has any footage or recording of and the only reason we know about the story is because a “Complainer” decided to complain about it on the Internet. Of course true journalists would never blow things out of proportion and drag a comic’s name through the mud because of a secondhand biased recount of events without getting stories from other patrons to corroborate the “Complainer’s” story. That’s what we would expect from so called journalists, but that didn’t happen. They wanted ratings. They wanted an easy way to blame someone for speaking about something horrible. What happened was a jump to conclusion from multiple news networks that brought random people on the air to complain about Daniel Tosh and demand Comedy Central to kick him off their network. All of this because of an unrecorded joke that only 20 people or so heard in a dimly lit comedy club in Los Angeles. Maybe the joke was in poor taste and maybe the joke just sucked, but the fact is that it was just a joke. Just words.
In the 3rd episode of season 3 of “Game of Thrones” there were three different scenes that involved rape.
- 1. There is a scene where sex slaves are ordered to have sex with a young squire.
- 2. There is a scene where a male prisoner is about to be raped by another man.
- 3. The last scene was a woman about to be raped by a group of soldiers.
Now this is just one episode. There have been multiple episodes that involved rape scenes but there was no uproar to cancel the show. There were no interviews on news networks to have the writers fired. It has just been accepted. Why? Well its because people understand that this isn’t real. This is just a form of art. It is a television show. It isn’t promoting rape, it is telling a story. The show isn’t raping anyone so there is no reason to be mad at the show, just like there was no reason to be mad at Daniel Tosh. Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” wasn’t written to be a cookbook for poor Irish families to teach them how to cook their children so they wouldn’t die of starvation. Jonathan Swift wrote is as a satire to show the true problem with the world. With all of this said though, why was Daniel Tosh chastised? The truth is the fact that he was up on stage talking about something someone didn’t like and he was all alone in doing it, which made him an easy target for everyone to blame.
The “Complainer” was just lazy and misguided when she wrote about how horrible Daniel Tosh was. She didn’t understand what she was mad at. She was mad at “Rape”, not the act of speaking about rape. We need to be mad at rape, not a joke about rape. We need to be mad a murder, not movies that have murder in it. We need to actually fix our problems instead of complaining about people that talk about them. We need to change because complaining doesn’t actually do anything to change the horrible things in the world, just like telling a joke.
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