Warning: This post contains both spoilers and brief discussion of sexual violence.
It’s that time, friends — time to talk about feminism in epic fantasy! Which, yes, means we are also going to talk about A Song of Ice and Fire, because apparently I really want to have a fight with the Internet about this.
A couple of years ago I was having drinks with some fellow fantasy readers, and we got into an argument (as you do) over which series was less offensive to feminist sensibilities: A Song of Ice and Fire, or the Wheel of Time. They voted for ASoIaF, based mostly on bad-ass-ness of Daenerys and Arya, but I felt very sure even then, having only read a few chapters of Game of Thrones at that point, that Wheel of Time was the definite winner.
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