It’s hard out there for the Mother of Dragons, and the last thing Emilia Clarke needs while she makes her slow march toward the Iron Throne is all these naysayers complaining about how “Game of Thrones” is terrible for women.
She would argue, rather, that it’s just great for women. Just great! “There’s so much controversy, yet that’s what’s beautiful about ‘Game of Thrones’ — it’s depiction of women in so many different stages of development,” Clarke tells Entertainment Weekly, waving off claims that the show has a sexism problem.
“There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine. So it pains me to hear people taking ‘Thrones’ out of context with an anti-feminist spin — because you can’t do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength.” Got that?