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Maisie Williams isn’t afraid to defend herself as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, and she doesn’t hesitate in real life either.

When the Daily Mail posted a bunch of photos of Williams at the Summer Masquerade Ball for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, they gave it quite the headline: “Unveiled: Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams goes braless in sheer lace dress and quirky headpiece at charity masquerade ball.”

Not surprisingly, this was not the intended effect the 19-year-old was going for as she supported such an important charity. And Williams made sure the Daily Mail knew it, posting on Twitter an “alternative” headline for the publication’s editors: “Game of Thrones actor, Maisie Williams, helps raise thousands at a Summer Masquerade Ball for @NSPCC.”

Williams recently opened up to EW about her thoughts on feminism. “We should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ — and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist,” she said. “I sometimes really worry about speaking up about feminist subjects out of fear of being bashed by women on social media. And there’s something not right there… I believe in equality and I know I have more power than the average person to reach people.”

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
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