In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Maisie Williams, who plays the badass Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, laid out her personal views on feminism and the harsh treatment of women in Westeros.

Arya Stark will kill you regardless of gender.
Arya Stark will kill you regardless of gender.
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She recalls first learning what feminism was and how she felt about it at 12-years-old when the media would ask—during her first interviews for the show—whether Arya was feminist.

I didn’t even know what a feminist was.

And then someone explained it to me. And I remember thinking, “Isn’t that just like everyone?” And then I realized everyone is not a feminist, unfortunately. But I also feel like we should stop calling feminists “feminists” and just start calling people who aren’t feminist “sexist” – and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist. People get a label when they’re bad.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly