asked: "How the line or commentary is delivered is irrelevant, would you rather of had Tyrion just call her a weak cunt? Either way, the point of the dialogue remains. Clearly she is not only good for being a mother, clearly she is more intelligent than that. It's the male characters underestimating the strong female characters that is a cornerstone of this series and would that seems to be lost on too many people."
I think what you’re saying came across in the books, but I wasn’t seeing it conveyed in the season 2 writing. I know what you mean, and that is something that I love about the books, but it wasn’t happening for me in that scene.
The TV show hasn’t done so hot at conveying some of the subtleties, in my opinion. I do still love the show. It’s just one area I’d like to see improvement on. Adapting these books is a pretty monumental task, and the subtleties are usually the first to get lost in the fray.
asked: "Aren't you aware of the underlying reasons behind that aspect of the writing? The fact that it's basic social commentary on the fact that during these kinds of times in our own history, that kind of male view of women as mothers permeated throughout the public and political discourse? It isn't the writers saying ''Women are only good for being mothers''. It's the writers saying that's what men of this period seem to think. And they're dead wrong."
There is a way to reflect that the men have wrong attitudes, but in the case of that joke, it was portrayed as Tyrion being clever and funny. They were not indicating that Tyrion sucks for thinking that. That said, I would ignore it probably if it wasn’t part of a larger trend.