— I can’t believe summer is over! I haven’t even finished season 7 of Game of Thrones yet! If you’re a fan, or a casual viewer, what are your thoughts on the series? 💧🗡
If I am to be honest, I cannot convey to you the level of disgust I had for this show throughout the entirety of its very first episode. However, what I first assumed was a show that enjoyed depicting violence for the sadistic sake of entertainment was actually a series that addressed and tackled these issues in a creative light – issues of human interaction and morality that are just as prominent today as they were in medieval societies. 🏰🥀
My thoughts? People have every right to rant about the controversial rape scenes (they disturb me as well) — but people need to realize that the show has aspects that are extremely feminist. (Okay, hear me out!) Game of Thrones has a whole range of female characters who dare to defy those patriarchal societal norms. They have their downfalls, yes; these same things happened to women in history, and unfortunately, still today. But I find it especially important that this show openly acknowledges these circumstances realistically, rather than dismissing their existence and/or understating their traumatic consequences! ⚔️💥
Regardless, these women prove again and again that they themselves have the ability to achieve and empower no matter how unfavorable their circumstances may make it seem. Some can be strong without being traditionally feminine; and others can be strong by BEING traditionally feminine. From Sansa’s sweet revenge on that bastard Ramsay, to Brienne redefining societal perceptions on female mannerisms and beauty — I’m just always in awe!
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