Female Self Sexualization Of The Great Grass Sea, Breaker Of Chains, And Now Mother Of Dragons

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Daenerys Targaryen of House Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and now Mother of Dragons. An example for female liberation: encouraging to push harder and dream bigger for more freedom. She’s quiet, humble, and gentle who has been physically, mentally, and sexually abused by her brother, Viserys who sells her to Khal Drogo, her now dead husband so he could buy an army of Dothraki. Her ownership then transfers to Drogo, who repeatedly rapes her before Daenerys learns to assert herself and manipulate his desire. She had a messed up relationship with him from the beginning where she was once afraid of him since he was this large, muscular, intimidating man who didn’t speak the common tongue. Eventually, that began to change when she started growing bolder, taking charge in the bedroom. He begins to treat her as a real human being who knows what she wants rather than an object. “Female self-sexualization perpetuates the gender hierarchy by reinforcing the patriarchal idea that sex is women’s main source of power (Erchull & Liss, 2013; Smolak & Murnen, 2011). However, people believe that self-sexualization positively empowers women, for two reasons. First, people learn from their peers that women are rewarded for using their “feminine charms” From this perspective, self-sexualization is viewed as a strategy to increase women’s personal power, which challenges the gender hierarchy (Infanger, Rudman, and Sczesny,

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