I'm going through some major Game of Thrones withdrawal. Season 4 doesn't start until April and Winds of Winter will come out who knows when. So while I was waiting for a class to begin, I went on a Game of Thrones chat room on a lark. Bjorn is only on book 2 and I'm eager to discuss theories (I won't list them here as anything at this point can be a spoiler). Also, I'm looking for an outlet to discuss how much I really do hate Bran. I created a cute little avatar of Olenna Tyrell (a powerful female character) and begin. This is what happened. For reference, my handle is HatetheplayernottheGame.
Winteriscumming (seriously dude?): How r U?
HatetheplayernottheGame: Anxious for WoW to come out
Winteriscumming: I'm horny
HatetheplayernottheGame: I'm sorry to hear that
Winteriscumming: Want me to fuck u with my long sword?
HatetheplayernottheGame: Why is this a thing you are asking me?
HatetheplayernottheGame (after a 20 second pause): What am I supposed to do with this information?
Second PENIS PICTURE!!!!!!!
What do I get for wanting to discuss who Jaqen H'ghar really is? I picture of a penis. A picture of a stupid erect penis. Stupid, stupid stupid.
First off, I'm Olenna fucking Tyrell. This is one bad ass lady, but in no way exudes a sexuality or any note of desire for one's long sword. Olenna Tyrell means business, something Winteriscumming clearly does not understand. Everything in the realm is accomplished with scheming and betrayal, not penis pictures.
Let's forget the GoT analogies for a second though and break this down. Really, this is just a story about one girl getting a picture of one penis.
My initial thoughts were those of anger. I've received many a penis pic in my day, but today I reached my tipping point. For the record, nudity does not offend me. I'm not adverse to pornography, but it has to be consensual. This was NOT consensual. I did not ask for said penis picture, nor did I say "please sir, can I have another?" I was so unnerved by this, I had to step away and break down my feelings. What I've concluded is that I'm angry because I don't like rude people. It is a carry over from my retail days. Rude people are a particular pet peeve of mine. What Winteriscumming did was rude. Very rude. He didn't know where I was. I could have been at school, on my lunch break, on the bus, watching my kids. If he would have asked first, I'd be far less angry. I also made no indication that I wanted to talk about anything other than GoT. Instead, I just get penis, and this makes me sad.
Then, the rationalist in me, had to break this down further. I mean, there has to be a reason for one's actions, even if I don't agree with them. There are reasons people believe in god. I may think they are silly, but they are reasons nonetheless. What I figured was that in general, men tend to be visual creatures. Yes, this is a generalization, but my 29 years of life experience has led me to this very general conclusion. I'm assuming this fellow is one that enjoys to see pictures of nakedness and debauchery. So in turn, he assumes I want it. This is very, very wrong. This doesn't look good to me. In fact, it looks sad, the same way I feel sad when I see a polar bear stuck on an ice cap. It then leaves me to figure out what to do with this information. I should have confronted him, told him that this is not an o.k. thing to do. Instead, I freeze and click out of the entire chat room. Now I feel like shit for not standing up for women everywhere who do not enjoy this type of thing. This leaves me feeling powerless and ashamed.
This leads me to another thought. Somewhere out there, some women must like this, right? I mean, not every woman is the same by any means, and obviously if this keeps happening, there must be some response prompting the penis pictures to keep on coming. Is it supposed to be a form of flattery? Am I supposed to be impressed? I just can't think of a situation where this would be the kind and courteous thing to do, unless you have a long established relationship with the person and have confirmed, unsolicited, that the receiving end welcomes this sort of thing.
So, guys, just don't do this. The pictures of your junk are ruining the world. They are gross. They are annoying, and you are making people mad. You are also selfish, and the world cannot thrive on selfish people. No good will come from doing this, I promise.