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Women Discussing The Women In Game Of Thrones [VIDEO]

This Exists... Because of A Lady

There are a tremendous amount of strong, interesting women characters in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. And not all of them get to use sword. Apparently this has caused some strife within the fandom so a group of women got together to talk about three in particular that get a lot of flack: Sansa Stark, Catelyn Tully-Stark, and Cersei Lannister. 

The YouTube videos, uploaded by “elsabette” give this description of the series:

A three part series that looks at the (most hated) women in A Song of Ice and Fire: Catelyn, Cersei, and Sansa. Each video will discuss the featured character in depth and analyze the social location of that character and the way her status as a woman has effected her social mobility, health, and overall well-being. These videos are meant to address the issue within fandom of pitting one female character against another and deeming one better due to more masculine behavior. Trigger warning for discussion of abuse.

There’s lot of really interesting analysis in these. Here’s the one on Sansa Stark. Spoilers through A Clash of Kings.

And her mother, Catelyn. Spoilers through A Storm of Swords.

And finally, Cersei Lannister. Spoilers through A Feast for Crows.

P.S. I love all the women in A Song of Ice and Fire. Sue me.

(via io9)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."