Game Of Thrones: Here be mother of dragons

Women all over the world are riding the tiger. Except Emilia Clarke. She's riding the dragon.

The fire-and-ice fantasy world of HBO's Game Of Thrones may be set in feudal times, but the heady whoosh of women leaders rising on the show, as it reaches its bloody conclusion, parallels the heady whoosh of women leaders rising around the globe in the last couple of years. All eyes are now on the fierce four: Daenerys, Cersei, Sansa and Arya.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'Here be mother of dragons'. Print Edition | Subscribe