I hope you have caught up on HBO’s drama series The Game of Thrones in anticipation for season 7. If not, you may want to stop reading.
Why are we discussing GOT today? Business of course! What lessons can we take away from this hit drama?
There are a ton of reasons to love HBO’s #GameofThrones: my personal favorites are John Snow & his direwolf Ghost, Dragons, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister (because she’s literally the face of human evil)- just to name a few. However, none make a more compelling character than Daenerys Targaryen.
Not only did she rise from being a wife sold to the leader of a nomadic warrior group, to being the leader of said group and a mass of men who gladly laid down their life to serve in her army, but she's the also the mother to three DRAGONS. If you need more proof that this girl is incredible, you might want to read on!
Daenerys’ evolution from the shy and weak girl she is in the beginning of the series, into the strong, leader she proved herself to be at the close of season six has been one of the most empowering to watch on the show, mainly because of all the feminist undertones woven into her story. The whole feminism ideology as we think of it today may not exist yet in her time, but Daenerys pioneers the basic ideas in the movement without even knowing it. For example:
So, there you have it; Daenerys the feminist? You decide! Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.