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Dissecting Dragons: Episode 19: Was that REALLY necessary? The overuse of Sexual Violence in Specula

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 19: Was that REALLY necessary? The overuse of Sexual Violence in Specula

Episode 19: Was that REALLY necessary? - the overuse of Sexual Violence in Speculative Media

The dragons have never shied away from hard hitting or difficult topics and this episode reflects that as they tackle the uses of sexual violence in Speculative Fiction and Media. Rape scenes and sexual violence are on the increase in Speculative (and other) TV series and films. SFF authors J.A.Ironside and M.E.Vaughan look at why this is happening. What does it ultimately achieve? What are the likely negative and positive outcomes? Under the microscope this week: HBO series Game of Thrones and George R R Martins A Song of Ice and Fire books,  Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series and Outlander among man [...]

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