**Warning: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" season seven premiere, "Dragonstone," ahead.**
"Game of Thrones" kicked off the seventh season last night, picking up where all of our favorite characters had left off.
There was a lot going on in the season premiere — but none of it compared to what happened during King-in-the-North Jon Snow's brainstorming sesh for Operation: White Walker Takedown.
Jon Snow had just told Lord Glover that not only will men train to fight, but the women would, too.
"We can't defend the North if only half the population is fighting," he said.
"You expect me to put a spear in my granddaughter's hand?" Lord Glover said incredulously.
AND THEN SHIT GOT REAL.
"I don't plan on knitting by the fire while men fight for me," retorted Lyanna Mormont, aka Lady of Bear Island, aka the lil preteen firecracker who showed everyone how badass she is last season.
"I might be small, Lord Glover, and I might be a girl, but I am every bit as much a Northerner as you."
"And I don’t need your permission to defend the North," she added, when Lord Glover began to argue against her. "We’ll begin training every man, woman, boy, and girl on Bear Island."
(Oh yeah, peep the meaningful glance that Sansa Stark and fighting kween Brienne of Tarth gave each other during Lyanna's speech.)
YAS, LADY MORMONT.
Remember in season six when Jon Snow and Sansa rallied Lyanna and the good folks of Bear Island to fight with them, and her fierce devotion to her people and the North led her to be the first to proclaim Jon the King in the North?
Yeah, this girl's tough as nails.
And the fact that this scene (and the whole episode, to be honest) really championed the women of "Game of Thrones" in a show that has often glorified rape and violence is a stark deviation (no pun intended) from where we were in earlier seasons.