The Red Woman, and why being female in Westeros kinda sucks


It finally happened! We’re well underway for Season 6 of Game of Thrones and there are a lot of things to talk about.

First and foremost, Jon Snow is still dead.

Buuuuuuuut, other exciting things are happening to distract us from this terrible, horrible, no-good situation. Like most female (and Dornish) characters having a sad ol’ time!

I’m sure you all watched the episode, so I won’t do a full recap.

And I know what you’re thinking, the ladies of Dorne are having a great time, right?
They are, but their motives and the messy writing makes it look like the showrunners are just trying to get rid of the Dorne storyline, so I’m classifying that as a royal bummer.

So, let’s check out how our ladies all got a raw deal this week:

  1. Sansa is finally safe-ish (But is she really?)


Not only she managed to escape with poor Theon, which gave us a few tender moments where we saw their characters look at each other in a different light than before, with less anger and resentment due to their desperation to survive. But BRIENNE FINALLY GOT TO HER! And she accepted her services! Bless.

2. Dany got grounded for being a bad widow


Oh well excuse me Mr. Khal, she’s been pulling shenanigans left and right trying to reclaim her throne (w fire and blood!) and free all the slaves in Westeros but you wanna ship her off to Vaes Dothrak? Whatever, dude.

3.  Ramsay feeds his dead GF to the dogs

Ramsay and Myranda

-“Babe? Do you ever think about what happens when we die?”
-“LOL nah but I’ll feed u to the dogs ’cause I love you so much”

Yeah, no.

4. Arya is a blind beggar, getting beaten by her frenemy on the reg

Blind Arya

Next time on Mean Girls of Westeros: giving those who cross the many-faced gods the punishment they deserve!

5. Melisandre is immortal(?), which is cool, but apparently she’s also old and sad


Poor Red is defeated. She’s effed up a bunch of times with her prophecies and visions, and her wrongful advice destroyed an army, a family, and several hundreds of lives. When she comes back to the Wall and sees lil’ Jon all dead and sad, it’s the last straw that makes her doubt her powers. This episode shows us a very different side of Melisandre, giving us a glimpse of how powerful she truly is (hello? immortality?), and how human she is at the same time! The reactions to her old age and vulnerability are missing the whole point, and I think she deserves better.

Also how nice are her magical young boobs? YASSS girl!

I think this is a set-up for the coming episodes, with Davos’ line on “what he’s seen her do.” So I hope we see her rise again sooner than later 😦


Sansa was the character who got the best outcome this episode, so in her honor we’re featuring a recipe for her favorite lemon cakes!


Courtesy of Sugar & Soul.






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