Danielle Henderson on GoT, summing up why I refused to watch from the beginning

Danielle Henderson writes for The Gaurdian:

I’m exhausted by the triumph of men at the expense of women as a narrative device. It’s not only boring, but also a little too tied to my real-world experience as a woman and person of color for me to look at these shows objectively and give them a pass – not when the television industry is so criminally underdeveloped in hiring or telling the stories of minority populations.

Fantasy stories can be great. They really can. It’s also a genre that illustrates just how women-hating male fantasy can be. I read Martin’s first book, and rolled my eyes. If this is strong woman material (which it’s not), then when chewed through television writers’ minds, it was going to get worse. A lot worse. And it seems to have.