Content Note: Ableist Language, Including R-Word
I kind of want to like this. (Content Note: Cracked.com video. Contains the R-word.)
I want to like it because it showcases that a lot of the Unfortunate Implications we bring up here on the blog aren't necessarily unfortunate in the singleton case, but they're terribly unfortunate in the constant repetition without meaningful variety.
It's probably okay, once in awhile, for a white protagonist to fight with the Native American metaphor against the American military metaphor, but not when that's pretty much all that ever seems to happen and the Native American metaphor people disproportionately worship the protagonist for hir aid.
It's probably okay, once in awhile, for a white protagonist to defend the legal rights of a humble black man, but not when that's pretty much all that ever seems to happen and fiction continually invisibles marginalized people from the hard-fought battles for freedom and speech that they earned themselves, frequently with little-to-no help from their white neighbors who, then as now, often still practice racism.
I don't like that it contains the R-word, which is really not (in my opinion) appropriate even in a spoof about how people with disabilities are appropriated by movie makers in an attempt to help the neurotypical protagonist Learn A Lesson before the person with disabilities is hastily shoved off-stage because nobody really wants them around after the lesson is learned, amiright? I mean, I appreciate the point being made, but I don't appreciate the language.
But I've already made that point about Cracked in the past, so.
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