Last week’s Game of Thrones season finale ended with a scene full of racial imagery that seemed kind of messed up. But actually, argues comedian Aamer Rahman, Daenerys’ whole storyline has been problematic from the very beginning. Here’s why.
Her whole storyline went out the window for me when after being raped repeatedly by her husband she turned to a seemingly un-scarred victim of child prostitution to show her the “ways of love”. She then had her Jenna Maroney moment deciding to control her rapist with her sexuality. Yes, that ALWAYS works at giving someone power (in tv anyways). Her now being given the role of great white liberator is no surprise. When people argue she is powerful, I argue she is based on horrible misconceptions. Not to mention the way the camera creepily lingers on her 15 yr old body (her age in the show) while she is molested by her brother and raped by her husband. Even as an avid scifi/fantasy fan, I do not get why the show is so popular. Ok mini rant over! :)