Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

Why Daenerys is NOT Laura Bush.

TweetFirst, allow me a cheap shot and a nitpick at the post that was included in the Weekly Feminist Reader: Daenerys being like a liberal white woman, but being compared to Laura Bush?  Um… are we thinking the same Laura Bush?  Wife of least-popular-president George W Bush, very conservative, THAT Laura Bush?  Calling her a [...]
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In the game of feminism, you win or you… well, no, you pretty much just win.

Tweet A SYTYCB entry In a recent interview, George R.R. Martin, the author of the fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones is based, said something that brought a triumphant grin to my face. George Stephanopolous: There’s one thing that’s interesting about your books. [...]
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George RR Martin, You Need To Come Get Your People

Tweet A SYTYCB entry It’s hard out there for a geek girl who loves fantasy. A genre which frequently gets labeled “for boys,” strong female characters are in short supply. It soured me on the genre for a long time, and it was only after friends I trusted recommended I watch “Game of Thrones” that I [...]
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A Song of Ice and Women

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry When I was younger, I was a huge fan of fantasy and science fiction. As I grew up though, I found myself increasingly alienated by the genre which provided about four options for women: 1. The sweet, virginal (usually white and blonde) feminine lead usually awarded to the male lead at [...]
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