Rule The Realm (Girls)

In the show universe of Game Of Thrones, the question of whether it is possible for a woman to sit on the Iron Throne is well-settled. Cersei Lannister, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, and Protector of the Realm, has sat the Iron Throne for almost 3 years of real-world time since King Tommen’s abdication. While plenty of Queen Cersei’s subjects are a little miffed about that, the realities of who currently wields power in Westeros make it possible, if not overwhelmingly likely, that Cersei’s successor will also be female. Thus, we can fairly say that in the show universe the (dragon?)glass ceiling has been thoroughly shattered. But what of the book universe of A Song of Ice and Fire? Is it legal for one of these capable rulers to declare #ForTheThrone in Book Westeros? Most Westerosi believe it is illegal for a woman to rule. They are wrong. (cont)

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