Me shipping Jonsa has nothing to do with me thinking Dany is heading towards a darker path.
I like Jonsa whether it’s canon or not.
I like Dany and the narrative progression of her character, whether she is, in fact, a hero or a fallen one. Personally, I don’t believe she’ll be a ‘villain’ but she’s not the wholesome messiah she thinks she is.
It is not misogynistic for me to think this about Dany. I’m not doing so to prop up Jonsa. I think this because she’s been heading in this direction for seasons. Aspects of her rule has always bordered on dictatorial.
Also, personally, I’ve always been very uncomfortable with the whole “messiah” aspect of her rule. It’s very “white saviour” – especially when you consider the fact that basically all of the POC’s on the show are the ones Dany (who is of Valyrian descent; known to be fair with violet/blue eyes) saved. Maybe that’s just me because I literally hate any storyline where the white person saves the natives from this or that. It’s such a bullshit, racist narrative that needs to frankly die.
And so maybe that’s made me biased towards Dany being the hero. I don’t know. I just think it’s incredibly unfair for people to call Jonsa shippers misogynistic for thinking Dany isn’t the all powerful, all good hero that’ll win the day. Because if Dany was male and had the same narrative, I’d still think they were heading down a dark path.
Actually, what’s incredible about Dany’s story and character is that she is so wonderfully divisive. We are hardly ever given a female character who is so on the precipice of good and bad.
Anyway, what I’m saying is don’t go throwing around the term ‘misogyny’ like it’s some kind of magic word to hate on anyone who disagrees with your opinion of your fav.