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One flesh, one heart, one soul. His mouth twisted. She wasted no time proving how much those vows meant to her, did she? Well, what did you expect, dwarf?

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stromaevanhaver:

avec Gilles Peterson 

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dunno why people don’t think he’s handsome

I know right?? I don’t understand either!  I don’t know if people don’t consider him so because he always makes faces on scene and in his music videos?? But anyway, he looks like an angel. Just look at him. 

maghrabiyya:

hey, imazighen

what is that old algerian(?) folk tale about the boy and girl from different tribes who fall in love???? i think it’s a kabyle story

and it involves a lake and a mountain i think

idk

i forgot

are you sure it’s an Algerian tale? Because it reminds me of that Moroccan Amazigh story of this boy and girl from different tribes who fell in love and whose relationship were forbidden by their own families and it is said that both cried so much that their tears created the two lakes near Imilchil (I don’t remember the names of the lakes). That’s why there is this Moussem in Imilchil every year in which couples get married/engaged. 

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oh! in that case, i wont spoil dany’s storyline for you, but tell me when you finish ADWD so we can talk about it. and yeah the sexual violence is really prevalent and mishandled. the entire scene looks like a badly planned clusterfuck.

So Dany’s storyline also includes sexual violence in ADWD?? (Ugh). Yeah, I’ll tell you when I’m finished with it. I had so much trouble getting into the book but at last, I’m really into it right now. It’s starting to get more interesting finally. Hopefully, I’m over with it soon. :D 

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Trop chou (Also : congolese rumba ! that’s the name for that style that is in Papaoutai, I loooove it)

Me too! (I listen to that song just for the beats sometimes). Did you manage to find what’s the style of music in Ave Cesaria? 

jessicadrags:

Nicki Minaj arrives at ‘The Other Woman’ premiere.

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Gilles Peterson meets Stromae 

I love how he just mixes English with French sometimes. It’s adorable. 

"Anthropologists have long written about how Fur (non-Arab) could become Rizeigat (Arab) and vice versa with a change in lifestyle (from peasant to nomad or vice versa) and a corresponding change of membership in the lifestyle community.

Whereas this fluidity explains the fuzzy borders of identity communities, the more important point is to challenge the assumption that Arabs are settlers in a native land. The fact is that Arab tribes of Sudan did not come from outside as settlers, but are as local as other tribes. They became Arabs over time. I cite work by historians and anthropologists to show that different groups became Arab at different times: the royalty in the 16th and 17th centuries, merchants in the 18th century, popular classes later.

The main point is that there is no single history of Arabs of Sudan. Instead there are multiple histories. There is no connection between the settled Arab tribes of the Nile Valley and the nomadic Arab tribes of Darfur. Whereas many of the riverine Arabs are identified with power and privilege, the Arabs of Darfur are the poorest and the least educated in Darfuri society, and the least represented in the state apparatus in Darfur. If Darfur is marginal to Sudan, the Arab tribes of Darfur are doubly marginal."

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honestly i dont know how they’ll recover from this jaime thing… now im not sure i can trust them with dany’s storyline either.

I haven’t finished ADWD yet so I don’t know about the Dany’s storyline as a whole (don’t spoil me in that case haha) but they already messed it up to some extent imo. Her storyline is already messed up in the books since it never seems to be recognized that her actions are acts of imperialism. And the show made it worse in the Mhysa scene of last season, it was really racially loaded. (and her “I freed slaves. They are now behind me” speech in the last episode made me roll my eyes). The thing with this slavery arc is that a character like Daenerys doesn’t fit into it without making it disturbing. I would have preferred that a former slave (who is from this region) be the one to initiate such rebellions. I would have preferred a storyline in which those slaves are the initiators and makers of their own rebellion instead of those passive beings that don’t realize the injustice of their situation until great Daenerys came with her dragons and her army. 

They won’t recover from that scene. This episode’s writer tried to pass it off as consensual sex at first. Obviously, it won’t be even dealt with in the show. I have no expectations. They did the same with Khal Drogo/Daenerys in season 1 which made the fact that Daenerys loves Khal Drogo eventually ridiculous and messed up. But the show was only at its beginnings at that moment and there were many other positive elements about it that people would just let it go with the issues in that arc imo. Now it’s a whole different story. They have a long history of sexual violence against the female characters now and they’re pushing the limits so far that I don’t even know what their goal is. 

I wouldn’t be surprised if, when the show’s over, GRRM criticizes GoT overtly. 

I wouldn’t like to see my story being altered and damaged to this point. And I don’t think anyone would be that blind to the criticisms against it fans constantly brought forward to him. 

fatpinkcast:

Critics’ Reactions to the Jaime/Cersei Rape Scene in Episode 4.3 of Game of Thrones

"I wonder, then, if the rape was on some level a misguided attempt to give Cersei even more pathos, a la the convenient backstory rapes that have become depressingly common on prestige TV (and Scandal)…I wonder if TV Thrones‘s writers just have a tendency to change problematic book sex scenes into clear scenes of unconsensual sex.” - Hillary Busis, Entertainment Weekly

Game of Thrones has a rape problem.” Kevin Spak, Newser

"In the original depiction, Jaime never says “Why have the Gods made me love a hateful woman?” — a line that the TV show added in, which in context makes Jaime look like an abusive rapist (the gods made me do it!)”- Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly

Jaime forced himself upon Cersei despite her demands to stop. “It’s not right,” she cried, to which Jaime snarled, “I don’t care.”…we can never unsee that godawful scene. Leanne Aguilera, E! Online

"If this scene really just is a miscalculation in direction (and potentially the writing of Benioff and Weiss, neither of whom have yet commented on it) and doesn’t get any payoff later in the season, then it truly deserves all the criticism it has been receiving.” - Terri Schwartz, Zap2It

The director who shot the scene and the man who acted in it both believe it wasn’t necessarily nonconsensual sex— an attitude that isn’t totally surprising in a society that’s deeply confused about what constitutes consent, and that doesn’t always recognize sexual violence for what it is. -Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress

So then Jaime … well … no other way to put this, really. He rapes his sister beside their corpse of their murdered son. This is the same guy who protected Brienne from a similar fate last year.  - James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly

"…the show’s overall treatment of women as disposable objects onto whom physical and emotional violence are relentlessly enacted. Sexual violence is so pervasive on the show that nearly every woman on the show has been raped or threatened with rape. The show, and the books, reveal the disturbing and cavalier facility with which rape becomes a narrative device.Rape is used to punish. Rape is used to make a woman more sympathetic or to explicate their anger or other unlikable qualities. Rape is used to put women in their place.” -Roxane Gay, Salon

"The entire scene in the sept was an exercise in Cersei’s belittlement. She watched her father degrade and dishonor (albeit truthfully) her firstborn’s legacy and then manipulate her youngest into serving as his marionette. Then, on the floor next to the body of her dead son, the only man she’s ever taken into her confidence abused that trust in the most vile way imaginable.” - Hillary Kelly, The New Republic

"A giggling dead body would have at least taken our attention away from, you know, the raping." - Johnny Brayson, wetpaint

"Whether the show meant it to come across that way or not, what we saw was a rape.” - Erik Kain, Forbes

"The scene, which has Cersei pleading “stop it” repeatedly and struggling against Jaime, appears far from consensual." - Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times

In the show there’s no other way to interpret it as unambiguous rape. Jaimie isn’t loving when he tries to have sex with her in the show, he’s shown as being angry and hateful, cursing her for being a wicked woman. There’s no point in the scene on the show that we can see Cersei consent, which makes the whole scene significantly different from the book. Some readers have pointed out that the rape in the show is damaging for Cersei’s character arc since she had to endure the marriage to Robert Baratheon in which he essentially engaged in marital rape,  Her consensual sex was always with Jaimie who made her feel safe. Jaimie raping her in the show completely destroys their relationship and destroys the trust she has in Jaimie leaving her without anyone. - AJ, the Digital Times

The rewritten scene also takes away all of Cersei’s agency. In the original text, Cersei chooses to have sex with Jaime, grotesque as it and the setting may be — because she wants to, or because she uses sex to manipulate, it doesn’t matter. Cersei has power and control. The scene in the show deprives her of all of that. - Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky

His response is not to stop loving her, not to stop believing that he is victim to the gods. Instead, Jaime rapes his sister, passing that sense of unendurable pain on to her. He must know that this is the worst possible way that he could hurt her. Jaime knew that Robert raped Cersei, and in the novels, he wanted to kill Robert for it. Not only does raping Cersei remind his sister of her repeated, humiliating violation, Jaime is poisoning their own relationship, the thing that had been Cersei’s antidote to the miseries of her marriage. It is an exceptionally cruel thing for Jaime to do.  - Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post.

It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. - Sonia Saraiya, AV Club

If Graves intended to depict consensual sex in the end, he completely failed. This wasn’t even one of those terribly clichéd scenes where a man starts raping a woman only to find that she comes around to thinking it’s hot. Cersei is still kicking and protesting when the camera cuts away. It’s as straightforward a rape scene as you’ll get on TV, unless you buy the ridiculous myth that a woman can’t be raped if she’s consented to sex with a man before. - Amanda Marcotte, Slate

This isn’t the first rape scene in Game of Thrones—far from it. And there’s been controversy over the show’s use of rape before. But what makes this scene the most upsetting one yet is that the director didn’t realize he was filming a rape scene…Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And worse, they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable. - Laura Hudson, Wired

"How will victims of sexual assault be affected when a director and actor in one of television’s most popular shows questions whether no really means no?" - Eliana Dockterman, Time Magazine

I’ll go ahead and say it: Jaime Lannister has become a rape cliché. He’s the boss, like every other on-screen rapist we’ve ever seen. - Hayley Krischer, Salon

"I’m not opposed to shows depicting sexual violence, but rape-as-prop is always distressing…Rape and abuse have consequences for the victims who carry those traumas with them. While I don’t know exactly how the show will depict the aftermath of Jamie raping Cersei, GoT does not have a strong track record of acknowledging or exploring the lingering effects of surviving sexual assault." - Margarey Lyons, Vulture/New York Magazine

"I can’t think of any comparable defense for the rape scene in "Breaker of Chains," which feels like a naked and ill-conceived attempt to push Game of Thrones into even darker territory. …I’m concerned that Game of Thrones has made a mistake it can’t take back — and one that sets a troubling precedent for the show’s future.” - Scott Meslow, The Week

The Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Unnecessary and Despicable….The fact that showrunners might be asking us to overlook this for the sake of character development is downright insulting and says a lot about how we treat victims, especially the ones who come off as unlikable. - Madeleine Davies, Jezebel.com

Is “Game of Thrones” Obsessed With Sexual Assault?…Frankly, there are some weeks when “Game of Thrones” doesn’t seem worth the effort.  - Sam Adams, IndieWire

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ofgriefanddust:

"One of the Mountain's men had tried to rape the girl at Harrenhal, and had seemed honestly perplexed when Jaime commanded Ilyn Payne to take his head off.  'I had her before, a hunnerd times,' he kept saying as they forced him to his knees.  'A hunnred times, m'lord.  We all had her.' When Ser Ilyn presented Pia with his head, she had smiled through her ruined teeth."

-A Feast for Crows,

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