i debated on making something like this bc it is triggering but since so many in this fandom still think mary wasn’t raped, and this is something i feel VERY STRONGLY about i decided to do this. i know it still won’t settle the debate (ffs it shouldn’t even be a debate) for some very closeminded people but i hope it’ll help some to understand that mary was raped. she was raped. she did not give her consent willingly. when she was asked cora if she was forced, she said no because she was not forced in the way she understood force to be. she wasn’t PHYSICALLY forced but she was emotionally blackmailed, threatened into giving pamuk what he wanted. HE WOULD NOT HAVE LEFT THE ROOM WILLINGLY IF SHE DID NOT GIVE HIM WHAT HE WANTED. SHE WOULD BE FOUND WITH A MAN IN HER ROOM WITH NO EXPLANATIONS TO HOW HE ENDED UP THERE. mary was raped and it is my hope that this is eventually accepted as a fact and will no longer be debated in the future.
“But what about Papa? I do love him.”
I remember reading somewhere that the hallmark of a star is that they are “not quite like anyone else”. This is true of Michelle Dockery. She is not quite like anyone else. - Julian Fellowes
Jessica Brown Findlay, Glamour Nov 2012. (via twodozencupcakes)
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