Here's something a bit different for this forum: A discussion of literature. I'm posting this in "Women's Issues" because, well, I'm interested in women's honest opinions on the matter without an army of men saying, "oh please, that's not sexist!" Anyway, assuming I'm not the only one who has read A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. (R. R. R. R.) Martin (aka "Game of Thrones and its sequels"), I was wondering what some of you women of the group think of the series and its portrayal of women. For years now, there has been quite a bit of debate about whether or not Martin and/or his books are sexist. A quick Google search of "Song of Ice and Fire sexism" will bring up quite a few results. Sufficed to say, I see both sides of the issue. I enjoy the books (though the last two are not as strong as the first three), but some of its character portrayals are over the top to say the least. In lieu of posting my own opinion and thereby skewing the thread before it even starts, I ask for the opinion of others if they have one. Do you find this series of books sexist? If so, why? And if so, does it offend you given the context (medieval fantasy)?