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AOC and Elizabeth Warren on Game of Thrones finale: We were so close to women running the world

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If you had any remaining doubts that the negative reaction to the Game of Thrones finale had to do with disappointed progressives, this should settle…
If you had any remaining doubts that the negative reaction to the Game of Thrones finale had to do with disappointed progressives, this should settle it. Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted a brief video in which she and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commiserate over the fact that the ending wasn’t the feminist wish fulfillment they wanted.
“So did you see Game of Thrones last night,” Warren asked.
“I did. I’m—I’m sad. Disappointed about it,” AOC replied.
Warren described the episode as “meh.”
“I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world,” AOC said.
“Exactly! And then one goes crazy…” Warren interjected.
“It’s like ‘Oh, they’re too emotional,’” AOC added.
“Yeah, exactly. Can’t do that,” Warren said.
“It’s like, uh, this was written by men,” AOC said, sounding exasperated.
Warren said she would have settled for Queen Sansa but was disappointed she didn’t try to claim the throne of all seven kingdoms.
“I was disappointed. We need to get some feminist analysis up in HBO,” AOC said.
Yesterday I asked this question: “Can fans be toxic if they’re frustrated feminists?” First, let’s just acknowledge that’s exactly what’s going on in the clip below. Warren and AOC wanted the show to end with women ruling the world and since that didn’t happen they are blasting the show, the writers and HBO. Not coincidentally, more than 1.4 million people have signed the GoT do-over petition but all of the media response seems to be echoing the feminist complaints rather than criticizing the fans for expressing them. I’ve already mentioned the New Republic blaming Daenerys’ descent into madness on the “patriarchy.” Yesterday Vox called the finale “deeply regressive” and expressed disappointment at a bunch of “mostly white dudes sitting in rulership.

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