The Angry Rogue Scholar

WOC. 20. Sociology major. Anti-Racist. Feminist. Mentally ill. DFAB Genderqueer. Pansexual. Sommalier of White Tears

ALL YOUR FANTASY FAVES ARE PROBLEMATIC

All right, y’all. I’m about to shit on all your favorite franchises. Keep in mind I don’t think you are a bad person for liking these things (I am a huge hunger games fan) but you CANNOT like something and not even fucking TRY to examine why it is problematic.

Harry Potter
- only gay character is not “out” until after the end of the book.
- heteronormative relationships
- no fat people who aren’t seen as “jokes”
- escapism into wizard world attempts to erase realities of oppression in the human world
- racism/sexism is not depicted, which erases the identities and experienced of oppressed POCs/women
- Rampant cissexism
- no POCs (or at least no important POC characters)

Twilight

- “innocent flower” depiction of white women
- obsession with transphobic ideal of virginity
- sexualizes abuse and violence
- Bella wasn’t fat (this would have been a good opportunity for this tbh)
- Indigenous characters were werewolves, perpetuating the idea that POC = animals
- sexualizes pedophilia since edward is 107 years old
- no trans or genderqueer characters
- one of Bella’s admirers is a POC who she turns down

Sherlock

- offensive portrayal of autism
- appropriation of homoromanticism by two cishet men
- includes Benedict Cumberbatch, known racist and slavery apologist
- includes Martin Freeman, notable rape apologist and sexist
- Sherlock’s lack of a sex life is slightly appropriative of asexuality
- White saviorism

Game of Thrones

- encourages us all to hate strong women like Cersei
- mostly centers around white people
- glorifies rape and pedophilia
- misgenders Brienne of Tarth, who is genderfluid
- fetishizes gay men
- dehumanizes sex workers
- unrealistic depiction of dothraki
- fails to address atrocities of colonization (Daenerys)
- glorifies cultural appropriation (Daenerys)

  1. idiotic20yearoldhipster reblogged this from angryroguescholar and added:
    Being over 6 foot tall and muscular with small tits doesn’t make you genderfluid, you twit.
  2. hyperabundance reblogged this from waakzaam-entiteit and added:
    pls be trolling
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  8. peejsterm reblogged this from angryroguescholar and added:
    Huh. Look at that. “Offensive portrayal of autism”, says a person who was not actually diagnosed with a mental disorder...
  9. johnessex reblogged this from angryroguescholar and added:
    No. Just no. My favorite: "Unrealistic portrayal of Dothraki". Because we all know the Dothraki are an actual ethnic...
  10. poppypicklesticks reblogged this from eyil and added:
    So non-white men are entitled to any white vagina they like the look of? Sounds a bit like… RAPE CULTURE
  11. shit-in-yer-cereal reblogged this from angryroguescholar and added:
    lol wtf? I really hope this is a troll
  12. eyil reblogged this from poppypicklesticks and added:
    i’m choking up a lung with laughter right now white women can’t turn down poc men ever, a lack of a sex life is...
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  14. gardens-of-secrets reblogged this from angryroguescholar and added:
    Once again, sometimes you have to forgive works of art for not being everything you want them to be. There are no...
  15. olliedinsmore reblogged this from angryroguescholar and added:
    No one fucking cares
  16. kayllen reblogged this from poppypicklesticks and added:
    op is a moron. Enough said.
  17. napoleonbonerfarte reblogged this from poppypicklesticks and added:
    “Being able to afford a therapist is a privilege. I’m not against seeing one but I would love to hear from some other...
  18. nostlenne reblogged this from poppypicklesticks and added:
    I don’t think this person knows what pedophilia is. I don’t know how old Bella is, but she wasn’t prepubescent.
  19. wierdwierdos reblogged this from poppypicklesticks and added:
    Shitstorm a-brewin’ My favorite: unrealistic depiction of dothraki
  20. taco-baron reblogged this from angryroguescholar and added:
    This is dumb
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