This week on Once Upon A Game Of Thrones
This ep showed again why it’s so much easier from a feminist pov to enjoy Once than GoT. Not only are there so many lady heroes but they’re also allowed to be feminine, wear pretty clothes and make-up, hug their girlfriends, get teary-eyed, listen to their heart, speak openly about their feeling.
If you mean GoT is uncomfortable because watching Brienne navigate the strict gender roles Westeros’s patriarchy has forced upon her, gender roles that she hasn’t fit into since she was a young girl who loved fairy tales and songs and dances and cute boys because she was born a big, ugly woman (book canon Brienne’s face is said to be able to curdle milk, she is undeniably, wonderfully ugly), is a tragedy of the highest order, then I agree with you. It’s hard to watch and so terrible that Brienne can’t be that young girl she once was and is (book Brienne is what, 19? 20?) who’s actually pretty similar to Sansa simply for not being born a small, feminine woman. Terrible that she’s afraid of love, scared to death of it as you say, because she thinks she’s unlovable because she’s different.
However, if you’re saying that Brienne was put into the show to put down feminine woman, mmmmmm I’m going to have to disagree.
Anyway, I have to go to class, I hope someone delves deeper into this issue than I can.