Anonymous said: what's your least favorite thing about jane?
i love jane eyre more than anything in this entire god forsaken world she’s the best but idk sometimes she blows stuff out of proportion like there was this one time she got mad at me because I used Blanche Ingram to make her jealous and apparently that’s “rude” and “a terrible awful shitty thing to do to another human being,” and then she, like, freaked the fuck out when my wife snuck into her room the night before our wedding and ripped her veil, and she straight up snuck out in the middle of the damn night after she found out I had a wife???? like come on i wish she would just chillax sometimes lmao
Game of Thrones is often celebrated, somewhat dubiously, for offering “complex” female characters — who then are killed, objectified, sexually abused, or otherwise stripped, at least in the televised adaptation, of the power and agency that rendered them compelling. Westeros is a man’s world; the women do their best to scheme within that patriarchal domination, but even a trio of dragons doesn’t make them pass the Bechdel Test.
But you know what Outlander has? A woman at its center. That woman, Claire (Caitroina Balfe), is neither hapless nor incompetent."
(via Anne Helen Petersen at Buzzfeed)