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Jesus fucking christ, It’s a fantasy novel; key word FANTASY y’all need to calm the fuck down. I try to ignore this BS as much as I can but this post is pissing me off. Allow me to clarify; I have yet to read the books and I have never watched Game of Thrones. What l have seen are gifs and production stills of the show. It seems interesting and one day I shall read the books or watch the damn show. What I do know is that people need to stop pushing this whole “Oh my god everything is fucking racist because a PoC isn’t on the cover or the protagonist” seriously there are a million more important things in the world than some “vicious cycle of whiteness in publishing, authors, etc.” and even then so what if GRRM is misinformed about the mongols? He’s not a historian and one only needs to do some research of their own to find the truth. The Dothraki are a Proud Warrior Race that are inspired by the mongols. THEY ARE NOT MONGOLS. They are a FICTIONAL people in a FICTIONAL world. 

Hey, you know what’s funny here?

I’m an avid fan of the books AND the show. I have read every book, including the novellas, and watched every single episode of the show.

These books are fantasy, but I still live in the real world, where a friend of mine who is also a fan, a friend who has a college degree and is no youngster (and neither am I), told me point blank that the misogyny in GoT/ASOIAF is entirely due to “Things Were Just Like That Back Then”.

I live in the real world, where someone who hasn’t read the books OR seen the show thinks AUTOMATICALLY that I just need to shut up about it and stop complaining, despite having zero frame of reference for what I’m even criticizing.

This is exactly what N. K. Jemisin is talking about in the article “Confirmation Bias, Epic Fantasy, and You”. You haven’t read or seen it, but you have already decided that it is beyond criticism, or that fiction in general cannot be criticized. Quick, someone call Harvard and tell them They’re Doing It Wrong.

I live in the real world, where my race being horrifically misrepresented in a degrading and racist way in a work that I enjoy is something I am told to shut up about by someone who knows nothing, Jon Snow.




Friendly reminder  ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) that if you don’t sleep with someone for the sole reason that they’re HIV positive then you ARE being discriminatory towards a human being with a disease and you’re scum of the earth 。◕‿◕。 It’s basically as bad as saying you couldn’t love somebody with cancer. Respect people’s feelings. (◕‿◕✿)

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Boys who grow up seeing themselves everywhere as powerful and central just by virtue of being boys, often white, are critically impaired in many ways. It’s a rude shock to many when things don’t turn out the way they were told they should. It seems reasonable to suggest media misrepresentations like these contribute, in boys, to a heightened inability to empathise with others, a greater propensity to peg ambition to intrinsic qualities instead of effort and a failure to understand why rules apply or why accountability is a thing. It should mean something to parents that the teenagers with the highest likelihood of sexually assaulting a peer and feel no responsibility for their actions are young white boys from higher-income families. The real boy crisis we should be talking about is entitlement and outdated notions of masculinity, both of which are persistently responsible for leaving boys confused and unprepared for contemporary adulthood.
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