WASHINGTON POST: Daenerys Targaryen, here’s some advice from political science as you pursue the Iron Throne

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How should the Queen of Meereen handle mansplainers?

Olga Onuch, University of Manchester: Danaerys might want to supplement her political science with some good old feminist reading: say Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique or Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex.” De Beauvoir in particular had to live with one of the worst mansplainers of all times in Jean-Paul Sartre; given what Daenerys probably has waiting for her in Westeros in this regard, I feel she could learn from the best.

Period15 Jul 2017

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