May. 19th, 2017

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Thing I can't stand when people write poorly about disability: using disability as a metaphor, or physical representation of a moral quality.

Thing I have seen in multiple screenwriting textbooks actually assigned by colleges: the instruction to only use disability if it's a metaphor and a physical representation of a moral quality.

For instance, if willful refusal to acknowledge facts, then physical blindness.
Ablist as all hell, but somehow considered a tool to use in fiction.
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Continuum season three is getting tediously predictable in the specific area of dead women.
It is not a plot twist.
It is ongoing evidence of a failure of imagination, giving all the plot and emotional mileage to men, letting them cry over women's corpses.

How the hell does culture end up here?

How did it happen that half the human race can't seem to imagine the other half is people?

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