“You can’t do that about this show.”
Game of Thrones is soon to return to our screens for the sixth season, and the mother of dragons has hit out at critics who claim the show is ‘anti-feminist’.
Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen has said that it saddens her when people fail to see the diversity of the female characters on the show.
“There’s so much controversy,” she told Entertainment Weekly. "Yet that's what's beautiful about Game of Thrones - its depiction of women in so many different stages of development.
"There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine.
"So it pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin - because you can't do that about this show.
"It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength."