George Rr Martin's Claim Of Being A Feminist Analysis

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2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE 2.1 Martin’s claim of being Feminist Feminism is the promotion of women's privileges on the ground of the evenness of the sexes. In this scenario, George RR Martin a contemporary writer also claims that he is a Feminist but critics object this claim as his writings have misogynic elements which challenge its credibility as a feminist. In an interview with the Telegraph (2013), Martin remarks: “There was a period in my life when I would have called myself a feminist, back in the seventies, when the feminist movement was really getting going and growing out of the counter culture of the sixties,’ he says. ‘But the feminist movement has changed. Sometime in the 80s and 90s I read some pieces by women saying that no man can ever be a feminist and you shouldn't call yourself that because it's hypocritical, so I backed off. I thought if the current crop of feminists believes that no man can be a feminist, then I guess I’m not one.” He further adds that with…show more content…
A critic with a pseudonym “Leopard” (2012) in his/her article “George R.R. Martin and the Misogyny in Game of Thrones” sadly notes that in A Song of Ice and Fire, the rape and exploitation of women happen on nearly each side of the novel and remarks: “They are depicted in an offhand manner, completely gratuitous, and pass without comment. Worse, the perpetrators are frequently portrayed as sympathetic characters instead of
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