Jon Snow might be the hero of Game of Thrones; the man who went from black sheep to Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, who lead the battle against tyrannical Ramsay Bolton, reclaimed Winterfell and avenged the crimes against his family.
But as we saw in the first episode of Season Seven last week, the newly appointed King of the North’s rise to power is revealing a potentially dangerous flaw.
He won’t listen to his damn sister.
To we viewers it’s pretty plain Sansa has her s**t together. She’s seen and heard enough during her time as Cersei Lannister’s daughter-in-law to know what makes the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and enemy of the North tick.
Yet, when she threw in her two cents during Episode 1 she was dismissed, then mansplained, then dismissed again by her brooding bro.
According to the actor behind Sansa, Sophie Turner, the reason is simple. Jon Snow is sexist.
“I think the sibling rivalry stems from childhood,” Turner told EW at Comic-Con this week. “The reality is Jon is the military man, and the sexism still exists where he believes that he should organise all the plotting and the ‘waring’.