Content Note: Ableism, Transphobia
I re-read James Randi's Flim-Flam this week, since we've been watching The X-Files for the first time. I find this book to be fascinating, and I've read it at least 3 or 4 times in the past, but I was suddenly hit this time by the fact that there's an ableist insult ('crazy', 'idiotic', 'insane', etc.) on almost every page. Yeech. I just never noticed before.
Runner-up for mention is that I keep wanting to re-read Piers Anthony's Rings of Ice because I *remember* liking having a trans woman protagonist in the cast. However, having learned a lot in the intervening years, I'm intensely worried that the handling of the trans woman character was probably terribly, terribly wrong. (I note here that the book is not feminist-friendly, but I have never gone into a Piers Anthony book expecting otherwise. [content note: attempted rape])
When was the last time you read/watched/played an old book/movie/game and were struck by issues you hadn't noticed before?
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