There’s many problematic things with this that bug me, starting with the gender roles assigned to these stuff but for now i’ll be focusing on what it does to girls, specifically.
The thing is, girls who like pink, girls who like flowers and skirts and supposedly feminine things are very much thought of as weak and useless.
I’ll give you an example: Sansa and Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire/ Game of Thrones. Arya is a fandom favorite, Sansa is generally hated by the fandom. Sansa likes romance, princes, lemon cakes and pretty things. Arya likes playing with swords, hates dresses and would like the freedom to roll around in the mud with her direwolf. The two Stark girls are at opposite ends of the social spectrum. “As different as the sun and the moon.” As Lord Stark so poetically put it.
Now, i won’t get into Arya here because what i’m talking about here is why people who like pretty things are so looked down upon.
Because Sansa likes pretty things, the fandom says she’s dumb, that she’s weak and useless and it’s something i really don’t understand and it’s, unfortunately, a reflection of the society we live in. But i ask you now how is liking pretty things different from liking, say, action movies? How is liking flowers different from liking video games? It’s not, they are tastes and different people have different tastes. That’s all there is to it. Liking pretty things doesn’t make you weak or useless just as much as liking wresting doesn’t give you physical strength. You simply like pretty things. You simply like wrestling.
I find it really strange that people don’t understand this, it’s so simple…
Anyway, i would like to hear what you guys have to say so, opinions?
And then there’s Sansa. Sansa Stark who named her deadly, killer direwolf Lady. And she trained her to be gentle, and quiet, and sweet and loving. And then what happens? The Baratheons have her killed. So now Sansa is so alone, having lost her family, her home and her Lady. But she is the exact opposite of what her father said would happen to wolves who end up alone. Ned Stark said that the only way they could survive was to stick together, and that was never an option. Robb had their mother. Rickon and Bran had Winterfell and then each other. Jon is on the wall, with his brothers, and then across it with Ygritte, then back to the wall. Arya had Gendry, and is still linked to Nymeria. But Sansa has absolutely no one who is her family. So she takes the strength and poise of a lady, and turns it into something as deadly and defensive as a direwolf’s fangs and claws. She knows that she is alone, and that no one is coming for her, so she adapts. She plays the game, she keeps her mouth shut, she stays alive.
Because the best way to hide a wolf, to keep people feeling safe, is to make them think it’s just a well trained dog."
Am i the only one who gets really bothered when people say “King of the North” instead of “King in the North”?
It really bothers me, i don’t know why but it really does. Every time i see a post with king of the north, i want to scream at it “it’s king IN the north, not king of the north”.
…i’m weird like that…
When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
There are no heroes …in life, the monsters win.
This post is about Talisa and the theories surrounding who she is. There are people who say she’s a Lannister spy, others say she’s who she says she is.
Share your opinions on her with me, what do you guys think?