Recently, some of you put some great comments on the first post about Sansa Stark . One person wrote that it’s unfair to put Sansa down for not being assertive — after all she is a prisoner. The comment writer also scolded me a bit for being sexist by equating femininity with passivity and denigrating them both. These are actually fair points.
Some of you have argued that finding Sansa annoying is subjective. Sure, it’s subjective. You can’t measure “annoyingness” and not everyone is going to agree on a trait like that. However, the fact remains that many Sansa haters are out there.
I’d argue that it says something about us as a society that we get frustrated with Sansa. Do all our female heroines need to be “kick butt” kung fu warriors or tomboys for us to respect them? Have action movies changed our perception of what it means to be a strong woman?
Nerdalcious wrote an excellent article about Sansa’s polarizing effect. (Check it out by clicking on the image below or clicking on this link.) As Olga so aptly put it, “”Stupid Sansa” and “Sansa push Joffrey” comes up in auto-complete in Google.” If that’s the case, I’d say clearly Game of Thrones fans grow restless.
Is Sansa stupid? Does Sansa suck? And, is our frustration with Sansa a sign of how much we have changed as a society? You tell us – either by commenting on the new forum I added or adding Comments under the Nerdalcious article.