The Game of Thrones Season 5 finale has landed during a time of social controversy.
This week, Nobel Prize winning scientist, Sir Tim Hunt, has resigned from his position of Honorary Professor at London’s Global University after he fired up a social media storm (#distractinglysexy.) He stated in an interview “that three things happen when [women] are in a lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry.”
In America, women are being brought to the front of the political parties’ campaigns in a way that is shocking and eerily reminiscent, of the Women’s Rights Movement. Though, as a California resident, and education enthusiast, I am happy to state that the “Yes Means Yes” rule is closer to being finalized. The rule will implement “affirmative consent” as a required teaching in high school health classes.
The global phenomenon, Game of Thrones culminated it’s season with the jaw-dropping finale ”Mother’s Mercy.” Wrong-doers are brought to justice and deadly cliff-hangers are sprinkled, like candy from a piñata of Joffrey being pommeled by Sansa and Arya Stark. The female heavy, kick-ass, character driven show brings barbarous medieval practices to the eyes of modern viewers in a disquieting display. Here is my review and musings on the close of Season 5 of Game of Thrones.