Weekend Links: May 23, 2015

This weekend’s links brought to you by Adventure Time-style Disney Princesses.

On That Scene in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones:

Manic Pixie Dream Worlds on Sexual Violence in Epic Fantasy

The Rainbow Hub on sacrificing Sansa in service of Theon’s story

Feminist Fiction’s take on the episode

Amanda Marcotte disagrees with most of the crowd (and I disagree with her, but this piece is worth reading as a counterpoint)

Your Defense of That Rape Scene Makes You Sound Kinda Gross (a counterpoint to the counterpoint)

On rape, nudity and historical accuracy in general/specific

BoingBoing on Game of Thrones’ hypocrisy

How Real Is the ‘Game of Thrones’ Medieval World? (an oldie but goodie that is still relevant over a year later)

John Scalzi on writing rape at io9 (general rule: don’t)

K. Tempest Bradford on the Historical Accuracy Fallacy

Stuff people have written about Mad Max: Fury Road that make me very sad that my broken foot is keeping me stuck at home and away from the theater:

We Are Not Things: Mad Max vs. Game of Thrones

Kameron Hurley: Wives, Warlords and Refugees: The People Economy of Mad Max

BITCH Magazine Blog: The Ecofeminism of Mad Max

Miscellaneous non-GoT/Mad Max things:

Simon Pegg clarifies his comments on sci-fi infantilizing us and makes some excellent points about the current state of pop culture

Everything you want to know about fancy editions of classic books

On the word “girl” in Supergirl

5 Things That Have to Be in the New X-Files – I’m totally here for Fox checking out Tinder

@QuirkyMPDG is my new favorite Twitter this week



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