Women in Game of Thrones [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

Since this season’s “Breaker of Chains” episode, Game of Thrones’ handling of women and sex has been under intense scrutiny, and with a break in the show over Memorial Day, we dedicate an entire episode to bringing on two of our favorite guests and comedians to discuss exactly these topics.

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Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

[Spoilers ahoy!] Kelly Anneken & Lydia Popovich join Ivan & Red to discuss Shae as an operator, Olenna Tyrell as a role model, what to do with Ros, the defanging of Arya, Sansa as criticism of the fantasy genre, the big red tent of feminism, Brienne’s Maxi Armor, and issues with the translation from book to TV of the most controversial scenes in the show.

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Published 5:55 pm Tue, May 27, 2014

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  1. Cowicide

    What would I do without you, Shane?

    We should call people out when they portray women poorly, especially when they're used as props and/or merely as sex objects.

    I'm listening to the post. It sounds like they don't have a huge problem with sex in the show, but there is a "d" problem.

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