The dichotomy of feminine Sansa and her tomboy little sister, Arya, coupled with the modern tendency to champion a misunderstanding of feminism in the form of “strong women” only, erroneously causes many readers and viewers to assume that Sansa is somehow in the wrong from the very beginning. They view her through the misconception-colored glasses of “femininity=weakness”, and assume she is weak, soft, and shallow.
Despite the wishes of fanboys everywhere, Sansa Stark is here to stay, and may be one of the most important characters in political-fantasy to date. The young girl, trained in courtesy and domestic arts, began coming of age, gaining political awareness, and fighting for her own survival before many other characters in this series, and has the potential to become the most powerful player of “the game of thrones” in Westeros.
I keep trying to tell people that all the other characters in Game of Thrones are using Sansa like she’s their pawn, but in doing so they’re inadvertently not only teaching her out to outplay them, but they are positioning her to take the entire map of Westeros.
(Not to mention the fact that if you line up GoT with the War of the Roses, she’s a good candidate for Elizabeth of York.)
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Robert Reich: The Myth of the "Free Market" and How to Make the Economy Work for Us (Rather than We Working for the Economy)
One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right (and its fathomless think tanks and media outlets) is that the “free market” is natural and inevitable, existing outside and beyond government. So whatever inequality or insecurity it generates is beyond our control. And whatever…