April 25, 2016

THE WRAP: ‘Game of Thrones’ Accused of Promoting Rape Culture, ‘Torture Pornography’

Original Source: The Wrap

Author: Joe Otterson


 

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has denounced “Game of Thrones” for its “socially irresponsible” depictions of sexual violence.

“‘Game of Thrones’ has excelled in turning brutal sexual violence into mainstream entertainment,” Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of NCOSE, said at a press conference on Monday. “Since 2011, HBO has relentlessly brought the ambiance of torture pornography into American living rooms through ‘Game of Thrones’ explicit depictions of rape, incest, prostitution, and sexual violence. This cocktail of pornography and twisted plot lines must be denounced as socially irresponsible, especially in an age when American society is struggling to combat the crises of sexual assault and rape culture.”

The NCOSE has also placed “Game of Thrones” on its Dirty Dozen list for 2016, an annual publication that calls out all those the group feels are contributing to rape culture in the United States

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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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