'House of the Dragon' exchanged sexual brutality for natal trauma.

Throughout its eight seasons on HBO, "Game of Thrones" was criticised for its depiction of sexual violence.

Although it achieved unprecedented popularity, the show ultimately failed to adequately portray its female leads.

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The August HBO debut of the spinoff "House of the Dragon" promised a fresh direction for the franchise.
Rhaenyra Targaryen.

At the same time, "Dragon" quickly fell into the same problematic patterns as its forerunner, however this time the show's focus shifted from sexual assault.

Three unnecessary delivery sequences occurred in the first six episodes, including two that resulted in the deaths of both mother and child.

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