Sen. Claire McCaskill On Game Of Thrones: “I’m Done”

17 Jul 2014, Washington, DC, USA --- United States Senator Claire McCaskill (Democrat of Missouri), Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation?s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, listens to testimony during a hearing titled, ?Examining Accountability and Corporate Culture in Wake of the GM Recalls,? on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP --- Image by © Ron Sachs/dpa/Corbis
17 Jul 2014, Washington, DC, USA --- United States Senator Claire McCaskill (Democrat of Missouri), Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation?s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, listens to testimony during a hearing titled, ?Examining Accountability and Corporate Culture in Wake of the GM Recalls,? on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP --- Image by © Ron Sachs/dpa/Corbis

17 Jul 2014, Washington, DC, USA — United States Senator Claire McCaskill (Democrat of Missouri), Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation?s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, listens to testimony during a hearing titled, ?Examining Accountability and Corporate Culture in Wake of the GM Recalls,? on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP — Image by © Ron Sachs/dpa/Corbis

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, or as she is known in the Limits household “Blondie,” took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her disgust with the popular television phenomenon known as “Game of Thrones.”

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“Game of Thrones” premiered on HBO in 2010 and has a blockbuster level following among their audiences.  The series is based on novels written by George R.R. Martin and features gratuitous sex scenes of the sort that gives romantic fantasy a bad name.

Senator McCaskill is known for her use of Twitter as a communication tool.  She is also a strong voice on Capitol Hill advocating against sexual assault, a sentiment no thinking, moral person disputes.

According to FoxNews, HBO has no immediate comment on Blondie’s tweet, and Sen. McCaskill’s office did not return an “after hours” call, but the senator does highlight an issue in pop culture that does need to be condemned in the strongest terms possible.  Rape is not acceptable, and it should not be fodder for the masses in entertainment lest the idea that it is acceptable take hold.

This is not the first time “Game of Thrones” has gone overboard with sexual assault.  A similar controversy exploded last year with another rape scene.  There is also quite a bit of violence in the series.

For more details on the actual rape scene in question including some spoilers, see the FoxNews article.

Note from a Romance fan: rape is not sexy, cool or romantic in any way.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.