Game of Thrones

Unbroken and Unbowed: Revisiting Disability Representation on “Game of Thrones”

Tyrion Lannister is a survivor in a deeply ableist family who loathes him for being a “dwarf.”

Fire and Bleh: In the “Game of Thrones” Finale, We All Lost

We’ll never forget the show or its finale—but we’ll also never forget to look deeper at what it says about gender, representation, and episodic television as a whole.   Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Amazon Refuses to Prioritize Climate Change

Employees introduced a dozen proposals to lessen climate impact and Amazon rejected all of them. Read more »

The Post-Colonial Politics of “Game of Thrones”

The show’s brutal violence reflects on our current reality, not a fictional past. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Camp Is Rooted in Black and Queer Culture

“Camp’s exaggeration is to mock cultural assumptions of proper etiquette, rooted in whiteness.” Read more »

5 Powerful Lessons Arya Stark Teaches about Surviving Trauma

Arya Stark’s darkness is not minimized or sugarcoated. Read more »

A Girl Has Sex: Three Cheers for Arya Stark’s Sex Scene

Given Arya’s recent past, this might be the most wholesome thing she’s done in a while. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Jenny McCarthy’s “Charity” Is Selling Dangerous Misinformation about Autism

Not only is this misinformation dangerous, it’s also extremely profitable. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Rejecting Harvey Weinstein Hurt Lena Headey’s Career

Headey had previously spoken out about Weinstein’s sexual harassment in 2017. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: How Elderly Patients Get Left Behind by #MeToo

Elderly and disabled patients experience high rates of sexual assault and abuse that are often dismissed. Read more »

Making a Better, Smarter “Strong Female Character”

From Orphan Black to Game of Thrones, tough and flawed women are complicating the “strong female character” trope.  Read more »