At the beginning of A Game of Thrones, Sansa is a young, lovelorn girl fawning over Prince Joffrey. She believes in the social contract. Moreover, she wants to be a princess. As the narrative progresses, she finds her dreams dashed by increasingly horrifying circumstance and becomes trapped in a system she must learn to manipulate quickly in order to survive.

However, despite Sansa starting from a place of such naiveté and immaturity giving her room to grow into one of the more interesting characters in the series, she more often is shit on, because teenage girls with teenage girl-emotions are for shitting on. God forbid young girl characters start from a place of immaturity (in this case, falling in love with the first guy she sees) and then growing from there. Oh, no, they must spring forth from the thigh of Zeus, fully formed Strong Independent Women, guns blazing and kung fu fighting!

Lindsay Ellis, “The problem with “The problem with False Feminism” – a Strongly Worded Rebuttal” (via returntothestars)

i’m sure i’ve reblogged this already, but have it again

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In this mysteriously leaked DVD commentary for Season 4 of “Game Of Thrones,” author George R.R. Martin drops some MASSIVE plot bombshells. (x)

princessaryastark:

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hoganmclaughlin:

Some of the awesome ladies of ASoIaF:

Arianne Martell, Arya Stark, Asha Greyjoy, Brienne

Catelyn Stark, Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Jeyne Westerling

Lyanna Stark, Lysa Arryn, Margaery Tyrell, Melisandre

Myrcella Baratheon, Olenna Tyrell, Sansa Stark, Ygritte