I left Sansa out because she almost got Arya’s wolf killed, and for that I can never forgive her. >:(
But no, the issue is not, as you so eloquently put, how I ‘frame my shit’, it’s the overreaction my words evoke in you. Cersei is a bitch. You probably think a few of the male characters in the series are pricks, and wouldn’t have been offended if, say, I’d called Thorne a massive douche. Or Joffrey. I fucking hate Joffrey. That little dick got what was coming to him far too late - but that’s beside the point. I’m not showing sexism, I’m showing that sometimes, you use words to describe people because they fit accurately, and, just as with a male who you would call asshole, prick, douchebag, etc, there are a few gender-specific terms for women, as well. In fact, the first definition for ‘bitch’ under slang is, “A selfish, unpleasant, or malicious person, especially a woman.”
So I ask you - if I can use male-specific insults, why not the female ones? If she didn’t deserve it, and someone else had said it - like, say, if they’d insulted Arya with it - I’d be most upset. Not because they insulted a woman, but because they insulted a genuinely likable character.
I also fail to see how it’s sexist of me to talk about this when I reference truly strong women, and how Cersei drags them down through her malevolence. I shouldn’t not be allowed to insult someone just because of their gender - we’re both human. If you’re a horrible person, I reserve the right to insult you however I choose.
(( Repost because my last one got lost in the warp or something. ))