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Maisie Williams Called Out a Sexist Headline—& Rewrote It to Make It Better

This past weekend, Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams attended a masquerade ball in aid of the NSPCC, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Child, and much to everyones surprise (not) people were sexist about it. Especially The Daily Mail, as Buzzfeed pointed out. 

When the actress saw this sexist headline, “Unveiled: Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams goes braless in sheer lace dress and quirky headpiece at charity masquerade ball” that seemed to focus more on her appearance instead of the amazing organization that she was supporting, she was just not having it at all. (And with good reason.)

Instead of staying quiet and letting the media do their thing, she decided to rewrite the headline to make it a bit more accurate, while absolutely dropping the mic at the same time. 


The tweet reads, “Alternative Game of Thrones actor, Maisie Williams, helps raise thousands at a Summer Masquerade Ball for @NSPCC.” 

Yes, girl. Yes. 

Isabel is a currently the Evening & Weekend Editor at Her Campus and a student at New York University in the Global Liberal Studies program with a concentration in Contemporary Culture and Creative Production. When she is not watching Gilmore Girls or playing with puppies at the local pet store, she spends her time freelancing for numerous publications about celebrities and life. You can find her work on the websites of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, and Buzzfeed. Follow her on Instagram at @isabelcalkins.
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