Spoilers all, obvs.
Last night's Game of Thrones episode, Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken continued making its own way with the Sansa Stark storyline.
She married Ramsay Bolton, née Snow, and then suffered a sexual assault at his hands.
None of that happened in the books and many are furious that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss invented another scene of defilement.
Watchers took their anger to Twitter
SURE LET'S RAPE SANSA. THAT'S TOTALLY OK. #NOTITSNOT— Osha (@OshaTheWildling) May 18, 2015
I don't need feminim sorry but the defenders are right Game of Thrones needs those added rape scenes because of REALISM ignore the dragons— WomanAgainstFeminism (@NoToFeminism) May 18, 2015
Game of Thrones was so good last night until that last scene, which still has me soured. Gross, dumb, unnecessary, useless scene.— Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD) May 18, 2015
game of thrones does not care about women. game of thrones hates women. i can't put it more purely or truthfully than that.— miccaevelli (@aprikii) May 18, 2015
Game of Thrones: Using a woman's rape as a sympathy building character moment for a male character. Wrong, gross, and bad storytelling.— Ben Samuels-Kalow (@bensk) May 18, 2015
Hell, even kale got mad...
If your show is getting boring, maybe try adding exciting kale instead of pointless violence against women as a plot device #gameofthrones— Kale (@daily_kale) May 18, 2015
More jokes than anger happened on Instagram, but it was still there
Dany, Cersei, and now Sansa? I'm not tagging this for spoilers because it needs to be known and discussed. To top it off, the focus in the scene was on Theon's reaction. The rape of an underaged girl was used for man pain. Bye. #gameofthrones #sansastark #feminist #feminism #feministzine #yesallwomen
It spread to Vine as well
Tumblr just got furious
TheMarySue.com even announced they would no longer cover the show
In a long letter to readers and the show's producers, Jill Pantozzi laid out why the site had reached its decision:
"There's only so many times you can be disgusted with something you love before you literally can't bring yourself to look at it anymore. That is where I currently find myself in relation to Game of Thrones. The staff of The Mary Sue feels the same. You may feel differently.
So, from this point forth there will no longer be recaps, photo galleries, trailers, or otherwise promotional items about Game of Thrones on The Mary Sue. The newsworthiness of other items will be discussed by the editorial team on a case by case basis.
We apologize to the cast and crew of the show, as well as countless others invested in the show through their own work, but also to our readers who may feel negatively impacted by this. We're constantly asking for better from those creating the media we love, for them to really think about what they're putting out into the world. We simply can't bring ourselves to be excited by a product which no longer meets our needs as fans.
Meanwhile, Reek had to watch
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