Historically, GoT hasn’t always been incredible in its representation of women. The writers have been accused of sensationalising rape, trivialising violence against women and of course diminishing its lady characters with all the gratuitous nudity. As for the characters, they’re quite often being kidnapped, raped, tortured, married against their will or murdered. It’s not easy living female in the seven kingdoms.
We all know what the best thing about Game of Thrones is. Not Jon Snow’s pert bottom. Not Jamie’s jawline. Not even the dragons. The greatest thing about the most epic show on telly is the women. Dany, Sansa, Arya, Cersei, Brienne, Lady Mormont, Melisandre, Missandei, Yara, that little girl who wanted to fight like her brothers (and the women who are no longer on our screens, RIP). They are courageous, they are ferocious, they are diabolical. They are among the greatest female characters on television; fierce, beautiful and frightening.