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August 29, 2017

Game of Thrones Ditched Sexual Violence but Embraced Erotic Incest in Season 7

In season 7, Game of Thrones departed from past seasons in a dramatic way

This season there were no scenes of graphic sexual violence, and there wasn’t a single scene that involved being in a brothel that or using women in prostitution. This is a significant change! This season even had the highest audience yet for the show, which underscores the fact that a show does not need graphic rape scenes in order to get viewers.

However, another disturbing trend continued in this season…the trend of eroticized incest.

Lisa Thompson shares about this trend on Game of Thrones in the video below. 

HBO is a member of the 2017 Dirty Dozen List. Learn more at endsexualexploitation.org/hbo.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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