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WHAT HAVE YA DONE TODAY TO MAKE YA FEEL PROUD

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Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Anonymous said: Everyone's talking about Arianne being cut from the series, why is this a big deal?

Because if it is true, what they’ve done is taken a major POV chapter female character from the books and erased her and given her role to a male FOR LITERALLY NO REASON. WHAT IS THE REASON? WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS? HOW DOES IT BENEFIT THE SHOW AND THE STORY TO TAKE AWAY ARIANNE’S STORY AND GIVE IT TO A DUDE? THERE IS NO REASON THERE’S NOT ONE REASON

and like if that wasn’t bad enough, so much of the point of bringing in Dorne and the Dornish characters is to show how differently they view and treat women within the medieval hell that is Westeros. It’s the only kingdom that doesn’t practice primogeniture and has a history of female rulers (for example, Doran and Oberyn’s mother, not their father, ruled in Dorne. BUT WHEN THEY THREW A THROWAWAY REFERENCE TO DORNE’S PREVIOUS RULER IN THE SHOW, THEY CHANGED IT TO A MAN LIKE LMAO WOW D&D DID WOULD IT REALLY FUCKING KILL YOU TO MENTION A RULING PRINCESS DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOUR BASIC ASS ON THE WAY OUT). The whole fucking kingdom was founded by a woman. It serves as a way to show that the misogyny is Westeros is not the norm, but a choice and that it’s not like that everywhere. It’s easy for the reader to be like ‘okay, this is a medieval-based world, of course women aren’t going to rule’, but Dorne just existing the way it does throws that completely out of the window and it’s REALLY IMPORTANT. 

And like a concept so central to the asoiaf series is shining a light on how misogynistic the fantasy genre itself often is, how female characters are underdeveloped or token ‘sorceress’ villains or two-dimensional love interests. It shows through example how authors have the choice to write dynamic roles for women in a fantasy setting but just choose not to and blame it on the standard within their world? like YOU WROTE THIS WORLD. YOU INVENTED IT. YOU HAVE MADE UP THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THIS WORLD AND WILLINGLY CHOSEN TO NOT INCLUDE WOMEN IN THAT OR SHOW HOW THEY CAN STILL HAVE STORYLINES AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN A SETTING THAT SUFFOCATES THEM

And like by choosing FOR NO REASON (!!!!!!!!!!!!) to TAKE AWAY a female character like Arianne - who is sexual, who owns her sexuality, who uses it as a weapon, who was raised to rule, who is confident in her power, who is in cahoots with her girl gang cousins (who are all powerful in their own ways, who all identify their femininity differently and use it as a tool differently) to STAGE A COUP AND PUT A FEMALE ON A THRONE OF THE ENTIRE SEVEN KINGDOMS BY USING THE VERY LAWS OF DORNE THAT GIVE HER POWER is honestly just so fucking offensive. And stupid. And throwing one of the key tenets of the series back in its face probably because they’ve seen how ”’badass”’ people think Oberyn was and want another ”’badass”’ Dornish character just like him and of course that can’t be a woman!! No woman cool here!! Tough boy make show better!! Go jump off a cliff.

Anonymous said: opinion of cho chang?

cho is a beast

  • smart as heck
  • talented athlete
  • kind and generous
  • had to handle the death of her BOYFRIEND when she was FIFTEEN
  • had to handle her guilt about liking another boy and deal with serious emotional trauma AS WELL AS YOU KNOW, BEING A TEENAGER AND SCHOOLWORK AND SHIT
  • took a stand against her PARENTS and joined dumbledore’s army because she believed in harry and wanted to fight against the evil that killed cedric and did what she thought was right even though it put her in a horrible position
  • defended her friend and stood up for her when hermione PERMANENTLY MUTILATED HER FACE
  • came back to hogwarts to fight voldemort 

One of several girls in the series that gets dragged because of the weird idea promoted in the series that ‘girly’ girls are somehow not as good as bookish ones (hermione)? or sporty ones (ginny)? or PRETTY MUCH EVERY TYPE OF GIRL EXCEPT ONES THAT JKR THINKS ARE ””SHALLOW”’ IT’S SO RIDICULOUS honestly ask anyone who says they don’t like cho why they don’t like her and all they’ll give you is misogynistic bullshit

SH