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House Slate on How Daenerys and Sansa Spent Father’s Day: Taking Out the Patriarchy

Read more in Slate about Game of Thrones.

If you’re going to take out the Man, do it with some Grand Guignol. House Slate hosts Marc Faletti and Amanda Marcotte notice that feudal patriarchy itself seems to be collapsing in the ongoing wars of Game of Thrones.

But Westeros is no feminist utopia. Slavery and feudalism might be ending, but at the cost of unbelievable loss of life. Will the matriarchy be any less terrible than the patriarchy it’s replacing?