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Getting in an argument over feminism and Cersei Lannister is not on my list of things to do today. I will use the term slut however I want to use it, in reference to both real people and fictional characters.
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#i don’t really give a fuck if engaging critically with the text isn’t on your list of things to do today #i don’t really give a fuck if not being a douchenozzle isn’t on your list of things to do today #the moment that you decide your shitty opinions are important enough to share with the internet is the moment you open them up to discussion and debate #and if they are predicated on misogyny or ignorance or even LAZINESS you can bet your ASS we will be there to call you the fuck out #sincerely; asoiaf fandom
Thank you for clarifying! In that case, your post was all kinds of great. :)
Hear me out, though.
I find her character absolutely fascinating. I love seeing how her mind works, and how her story unfolds, and how she deals with every action she takes and the following repercussions. I love seeing her motivations and her plans and her schemes and her intentions.
That doesn’t mean I have to like her character at all. Aside from the fact that I’m a Stark stan, I’m just really morally opposed to several of her life’s decisions, regardless of whether it’s in-fandom or outside of it. She’s a fascinating read, and a compelling character, and she’s in my top ten favourites.
But I don’t like her. And I think that’s totally fine.
My only issue is that 98% of fellow Cersei-dislikers (or haters) that I have seen tend to be asshats with no arguments/false accusations against her about murdering Bran (um, the kid’s alive) or being a whore (last I checked, she wasn’t the one fucking Theon and Pycelle and that random girl in front of Petyr).
There’s nothing wrong with liking or disliking whoever you want to in a fandom - everyone is entitled to their opinions. But there’s a difference between a differing view and a view that’s just plain stupid… because accusing her of several FALSE things as reasons why you hate her just makes you look like an idiot.
I’m just saying.