# people who unfairly compair sansa and arya piss me off # they’re both fighting for survival # they’re both playing to win # but the thing a lot of people are failing to realize? # THEY’RE PLAYING /DIFFERENT/ GAMES # they’re not in the same category and they’re not working with the same tools # or in the same arena # quit fucking putting down sansa in comparison arya # quit portraying sword fighting as more noble than fighting with words # they’re both cunning # they’re both clever # you don’t need to insult sansa’s femininity to build up arya # they’re both amazing and they both fucking with the westeros gender roles
Sansa is as grating as any teen, but she works with the role she’s given, rapidly acclimates to a much harsher reality than her education prepared her for, and makes some amazingly clever moves. If you hate Sansa for being annoying, naive, and whiny and you don’t also hate Bran or Arya, methinks you’ve got some misogyny going on. Girls don’t have to be boyish or androgynous to be kickass.
Mostly I just hated Sansa because she was a dick to Arya in that ‘I must make my sister normal because she’s embarrassing me’ way that some siblings, regardless of gender often do to ‘weird’ siblings. She’s cunning to her own survival in ways people don’t give her proper credit for absolutely, but it wasn’t cool for her to throw Arya and Nymeria under the proverbial bus.
She has, however, grown a great deal since then and I no longer find her distasteful.