Setting this up in March, so I don’t know how messy Monday went. Hopefully I’m not reopening barely healed wounds or subjecting myself to more fighting. After all, hatred, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, and all of the other words for hating people for existing is a sensitive subject. Everyone has different levels of acceptance and perspectives too. This is seen a lot in humor where some people will be okay with certain jokes and others will not. It makes these topics a risk to bring up and a challenge to discuss, especially on the Internet. So, let’s see how it goes:
- What is one of the worst depictions of a maligned group that you’ve seen in fiction?
- What is one of the best depictions of a maligned group that you’ve seen in fiction?
- Should an author avoid writing maligned groups that they are not a part of?