For much of this season of Game of Thrones, I have seen an overwhelming amount of criticism that Sansa is the weak link of her siblings. The last to “level up.” The whiny and annoying one. Certainly, she is not a trained assassin, an all-knowing prophet or an incest-having King in the North, but the conclusion that she is weak is rooted in misogyny. Her story is fraught with abuse, rape and torture, and despite this, she has won battles, regained her family’s home, ruled the north and successfully manipulated a master manipulator to his rightful death. So why then is she regarded as weak?
Because she’s a Lady.