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Arya Stark Has No Time For Your Sexist Headlines

Lookin' at you, Daily Mail

On Monday (June 6), Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams hit back at The Daily Mail after the British publication ran a headline focusing on the outfit she wore to a charity event instead of how she'd raised money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Because her character, Arya Stark, has been a fireball since day one, I decided to Arya herself thought it best to explain why the headline is crappier than Tywin Lannister dying on the toilet.

Dear Daily Mail,

WTF, Daily Mail?

I'd expect that sexist shit from Westeros but not from 2016 England. Maisie helped raise money for kids who've suffered abuse — like me. Though my parents were never cruel, the rest of the world definitely was. I've been threatened, beaten, starved, blinded, and now stabbed, by adults and kids alike.

After all the abuse I've put up with these past six seasons and all the good Maisie did for NSPCC, you think her outfit was the selling point of the story? I'm Arya Stark of Winterfell, a girl who (sometimes) has no name, and you're about to be added to my list, alongside Cersei Lannister and The Mountain.

I've been training with the Faceless Men and getting pretty damn good at it, so you know. I may be young and *gasp* a girl, but I can still put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull. I focus on people's actions, not their appearance.

When my brother Jon Snow saved Sam Tarly from Ser Alliser Thorne's cruelty at Castle Black, would you have written, "Jon Snow Goes Braless In Westeros's Finest Black Attire And Quirky Kilt Thing At Night's Watch Training Party"? No. You would've placed the focus on what actually mattered: the good deed. Do not make this sexist mistake again; I will not have it.

Do I have to smack you on the ear to help you with your hearing?


Arya Stark of Winterfell