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Television PopWrapped | Television

Emilia Clarke Refutes Claims That Game Of Thrones Is Sexist

Sammi Silber | PopWrapped Author

Sammi Silber

04/04/2016 6:31 am
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Emilia Clarke Refutes Claims That Game Of Thrones Is Sexist | Clarke
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Game of Thrones takes place in an incredibly different time, and it is leading many to speculate that the show is sexist, due to the way women are depicted and treated on the show. However, despite these claims, the Queen of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, is refuting the show's sexism, as she believes it does not portray any kind of prejudice at all.

"There's so much controversy," Clarke told Entertainment Weekly. "Yet that's what's beautiful about 'Game of Thrones' -- its depiction of women in some many different stages of development."

Many women on the show don't have too much power, and this is what led to the controversy surrounding the show. However, Clarke has an explanation, claiming that the show isn't sexist or against women but, instead, is trying to interpret and tell the story that is Game of Thrones.

"There are women depicted as sexual tools, when 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," Clarke said. "So it pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin -- because you can't do that about this show."

In the end, Clarke does discuss how the show does not treat women equally, but that is part of the story and shows more than just the way they are treated.

"It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately, shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength."

As the premiere of Season Six nears, and with the new trailer out (watch it below), the show is getting a lot more media attention -- but also more discussion about the possible sexism it illustrates. 

What do you think? Is GoT sexist? Watch the new trailer and let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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