This is the year that Game of Thrones most fully realized its ambitions to explore what it means to survive rape, forced marriage and other aspects of patriarchy and slavery. Women rose to power on Game of Thrones, but at a great and terrible cost that illustrated how little power individuals have over the systems
That first scene captures the kind of idyllic society that probably had Game of Thrones watchers wondering if they had inadvertently flipped to the wrong channel. Men and women are working together on some kind of hippie commune in a picturesque verdant mountainside settlement
"There's definitely sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well. At some point during photoshoots when I'm asked to strip down, I felt that," Mr Harington said.
More often than not, ladies are beaten, imprisoned, raped and tormented. But things are changing this season. Suddenly, women have agency and they're wielding their newfound power overtly. They're getting aggressive - seizing control and waging war