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GRRM said it is not normal in Westeros for very young brides to be bedded. From the ssm:

A girl who has flowered, but not yet attained her sixteenth name day, is in a somewhat ambigious position: part child, part woman. A “maid,” in other words. Fertile but innocent, beloved of the singers.

In the “general Westerosi view,” well, girls may well be wed before their first flowerings, for political reasons, but it would considered perverse to bed them. And such early weddings, even without sex, remain rare. Generally weddings are postponed until the bride has passed from girlhood to maidenhood.

Maidens may be wedded and bedded… however, even there, many husbands will wait until the bride is fifteen or sixteen before sleeping with them. Very young mothers tend to have significantly higher rates of death in childbirth, which the maesters will have noted.”

If GRRM says it is not normal in Westeros, it seems slightly hypocritical of him to keep writing it into the story.

lucypevensi replied to your post:

he does it because it’s an accurate representation of the setting and the context. 

No, it’s not. It wasn’t ~just like that back then~, which is the argument you’re using.

that doesn’t make it right. just because an author writes something into their fictional story doesn’t mean said author supports whatever that thing is.

I am aware that GRRM does not support pedophilia and child marriage. I’m also aware that GRRM is a conscientious objector, despite writing one of the most brutal war stories I have ever read. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop critically examining and evaluating the effectiveness of these things in his stories. Given that GRRM normalizes child marriage to the point where I have to give these links every time I mention child marriage in ASOIAF, I think his use of child marriage as a narrative tool to condemn misogyny is less effective than, for example, Gregor Clegane’s war crimes as a narrative tool to condemn war.

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                i’ll never have true love.
                                but
you.
                         you gave me the
worst thing
                                                 you can give
anyone

                                                                                                HOPE.

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Thanks for 1000+ followers! And also we have 100+ posts!

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Okay, l hit 700 today. Actually l didnt do anything for 600 followers and l feel really bad about it, but l just couldnt do that, sorry. But anyway l want to thank all of you, seriously, all of you!!!, for following me and being here! You, guys, are amazing!!!

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I’m such a dweeb. I’m listening to Supernatural themed Ambient sounds while I try to crank out some fics, and imagines and such, and every now and then I have a SERIOUS urge to tell Dean that I think his knife is sharp enough, and that Sam really needs to take it easy on the keyboard because he’s going to break his laptop if he keeps hitting the keys that hard.

For those curious:
http://supernatural-series.ambient-mixer.com/research-with-the-winchesters

I adjusted the one I’m listening to to have rain and thunder, sniffing, a different cough and adjusted volumes for my preference. But it’s pretty neat! Check it out you might find something you like, there’s ones for in the impala, and sleeping next to Dean so on. Be a dork with me!