…stop making Sansa’s trauma all about Tyrion’s manpain. Fuck Tyrion. Fuck saying he was ‘drunk and angry’ that is no fucking excuse for attempted rape. Tywin is the only thing that might be relevant, except it’s really not. Tyrion wasn’t doing this just out of fear of his father. He wanted Sansa, and he was pissed off at her because he thinks she’s the reason he was humiliated at the sept (though he was the one that started it).
It’s still rape even if the rapist is nice about it. It doesn’t matter how non-physically violent being made to strip and getting groped is, if it’s without your consent it’s still sexual assault, it’s still fucking traumatizing.
And if you think that what Tyrion did to Sansa that night had no effect on her, than I don’t know what fucking books you’re reading, perhaps you accidentally picked up an old TV guide or something. There’s no House Seinfeld in Westeros, if that helps.
How do I know Sansa was effected by that night? Other than the fact that human beings are generally traumatized by attempted rape? How about her dream in ASOS, where (after Marillion attempts to rape her, and grabs her breast like Tyrion did, and she was saved by the raspy voiced Lothar Brune, though she thought Brune was Sandor for a moment) Sansa has a dream about Tyrion on their wedding night, “devouring” her naked body with his eyes, until the Hound replaced him and crawled into her bed. Not only does it echo what happened earlier that night (with Tyrion paralleling Marillion and Sandor paralleling Lothor Brune), but Sansa always casts Sandor as someone who tries to save her in her thoughts and her occasionally unreliable narration. Probably because he was a great big scary man that none could hold their own against, and who, for some reason, tried to protect her several times, and never beat her like the other Kingsguard. She over-romanticizes Sandor, but she uses her memory of him like a security blanket, or like her own personal Snuffleupagus that stabs people a lot. And if that helps her get through the trauma she’s dealing with, great.