I am going to admit to not watching Game of Thrones. Most people I know do watch it. I have actually read some of the books but stopped when they just became too violent. Watching a screen adaptation was not high on my list, though I will admit to being intrigued by its overwhelming success. But it seemed that each time I thought about changing my mind and taking the plunge, another criticism of the violence, specifically violence again women, was published, and I once again decided to stick with watching Grace and Frankie, Madame Secretary or a rerun of Rosemary & Thyme.
Now Sara David has published her research on the way the female characters are portrayed in the Game Of Thrones, specifically addressing the instances of rape and nudity, and the depth of characterization. She is an avid watcher and the results were fascinating especially as it became clear that the criticism levied has influenced the producers and writers of the show from season to season.