Game of Thrones: Why Arya’s Empowering Sex Scene With Gendry Is So Damn Important

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Game of Thrones: Why Arya’s Empowering Sex Scene With Gendry Is So Damn Important
From the start, the two constants on Game of Thrones have been violence and sex - often juxtaposed with each other, in fact. But what's not nearly as constant is the way that sex is handled, especially for female characters. That's why the sex scene between Arya and Gendry in the final season's second episode matters so much: it's the kind of honest, non-upsetting sex scene the show has rarely featured.

For the most part (and especially when it comes to the perspectives of female characters), sex has hardly been empowering on Game of Thrones. It's often part of a bargain or manipulation, something focused on male desire, or something that's just plain violent and coercive. That's been even more true when the young women in the show have lost their virginity: when we've actually seen it onscreen, it's typically been rape.

It's the first time we've seen a woman
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