stereotypes

Child actors of colour deserve better

21 May, 2016 // 0 Comments

I didn’t watch the 2016 Oscars, for a number of reasons, not least of which is that I feel increasingly disconnected from what the mainstream Hollywood establishment wants to celebrate and what I enjoy viewing. The event has been criticised ...

Disability Tragedy Porn, Defined

21 March, 2013 // 0 Comments

It occurred to me the other day that I frequently reference the concept of disability tragedy porn (which I often shorten to just tragedy porn or disability porn), but I haven’t actually taken the time to sit down and define it, to discuss ...

Notes From the Urban/Rural Divide: The Hayseed

28 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

I often encounter the attitude that people living in rural areas have nothing to contribute to the rest of the world. They are hayseeds, rednecks, country bumpkins. This thinking comes from the idea that the only work ‘of worth’ in this ...
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