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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.

Date: 2017-05-20 10:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I detest that too.

Date: 2017-05-21 10:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] baronjanus
It's a tool when people don't write characters and plots in realistic worlds, but instead parables and didactic messages. It's the same people who will always have the hero be a (cis, het) white guy unless there's a Reason for them not to be, because "that's who everyone is!" (creepy. so creepy)

They don't write stories. They write propaganda.

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