Winter is Here

As most of you should know, HBO’s Game of Thrones returned on Sunday for season 2.

I have a love/hate relationship with this series. On the one hand, there are some pretty rad characters and plots. On the other hand, there is a lot of unnecessary rape and sex. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned Medieval violence? Part of me wanted to continue watching the series because of certain characters, and the other part of me wanted to have nothing to do with their stupid over-sexualization of everything. I can say over-sexualization because I did read the first book. Sex in the book was handled much differently, but the show completely played it to the male gaze. I am sick of this shit. How about last season we got to see a full-on lipstick lesbian sex scene but the camera cut out when two guys started going at it. (Also turning Drogo and Danny’s first night into a rape was not cool HBO.)

Anyway, so when season 2 started I wasn’t really looking forward to it, but felt compelled to watch. Do my duty to the blog and all nerddom.

I was pumped for THE DRAGON! Danny is perhaps my favorite character. Although she wasn’t in the first episode of season two very much, I still danced around every time she was on-screen. Also, there is something I noticed: The wild woman who is with the Starks mentions that falling stars don’t fall for men, but for dragons. Also the red-headed oracle lady mentions that: “The night is dark and full of terror but fire burns them all away.” I have reason to believe that both these women are alluding to the rise of the dragon. The red-head was portrayed as evil because she is going against the pre-established religion, but for once I don’t think she can be placed in the typical ‘women who do magic are evil’ category. I say this because the system is already so fucked up and evil, that the Dragon coming would actually be amazing.

The Imp was another character I looked forward to seeing again for all his witty one-liners. He told off that little prick of a king, told the dumbass queen she was useless, and was totally appalled that they ‘lost’ the little Stark girl. “One? One! How? Did she disappear in a puff of smoke!” Even though he is a Lanister, I don’t think he is a bad person.

What made me the most happy about this first episode was that there were not sex scenes every three seconds. In fact, the only time they showed stuff happening was in the brothel which was then shut down by the Queen (Little Finger tried to threaten her and she was like: Ha! Bring it).

A couple other things I noticed:

The wolves are finally getting huge! They are a much bigger deal in the books than in the show, but I hope we see more from them.

When Rob needed to send someone as an ambassador, he chose his mommy! Aw. He said she was more capable and trust worthy than all the men who were with them.

Although season one was terrible for women, I hope this season is much better. The lack of boobs in the first episode are promising- but we shall see.

-BatCat

Cookie Crumbles

A few weeks ago I became aware of a campaign boycotting Girl Scout cookies. A California-based scout posted a video that went viral (as has since been removed) calling attention to the fact that Girl Scouts of Colorado allowed a transgender boy, Bobby Montoya, into their organization. At the time, the Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement through the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), noting, “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”

I was a Girl Scout for eight years. During this time I learned a lot about myself and gave me something to be proud of. The badges were a way for me to pursue my interests, learn valuable skills, and have something to show for my achievements. The togetherness of my troop and the experiences of Camporees and Jamborees were tremendous.

Girl Scouts of America’s support of Bobby Montoya and their message of acceptance has reaffirmed my belief in the organization. Unlike the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts allow members from all faiths (“On my honor I will try to serve God…” isn’t mandatory in the creed and can be used as a general term). Now Girl Scouts show how progressive their message of acceptance and non-hate really is by allowing transgender boys.

Although I cannot share the video with you now, I can share the link to ‘Honest Girl Scouts‘ and this image:

The Girl Scouts are pro-abortion! The entire organization is trying to convince your children to get abortions! There is even a badge… I’m sure.

‘Honest Girl Scouts’ also makes a big deal about the inclusion of lesbians as role models in the Girl Scout literature. Here is a link to the list of people they disapprove of – good for lulz. I am surprised that they aren’t rallying around kicking out lesbians form Girl Scouts instead of transgender boys.

Progressively, this new, mandatory age-level series gets girls comfortable with global warming alarmism, group-think, eco-activism and advocacy for liberal-left causes. What ever happened to developing the individual girl with traditional skill sets?

On their website along the side-bar they teach you how to speak like a liberal. Here’s how to speak like ‘Honest Girl Scouts’: ‘traditional skills sets’- cooking, cleaning, keeping house, babies, and being a good wife. I am glad that there are new books! Even in my books there weren’t enough badges for power tools and activism (I got both!).

Although there is a lot of opposition out there, Girl Scouts of Colorado and Girl Scouts of America have stood behind their decisions and have provided a safe environment for the transgender scouts now under attack.

It almost makes me want to start my own troop of ALL transgender boys, lesbians, kids with two daddies/mommies, and pregnant teens.

-BatCat