A rare scene of not-rape in 'Tyrant.' (FX)

TV’s Rape Obsession: Not Just For ‘Special Victims’ Anymore!

Look, I will not be the first woman to write this particular think piece. I won’t even crack the top 100, most likely. People have said it far better than I have, on a far more interesting range of topics in this prime time season alone. But after watching the premiere of Tyrant last night, I just thought I’d put my two cents in there: let’s chill with all the gratuitous rape scenes, you guys. Or at the very least, let’s give the victims some names…a story-line…anything.

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