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Joey Comeau just tweeted this link, and I thought it was so good that I needed to share it.

How To Be A Fan of Problematic Things (small spoilers for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Game of Thrones.) 

It's very simple and brilliantly written out.

I don't 100% agree with their "secondly" point, because I think it depends on who you are talking to...I mean, there has to be a limit for how long you have to acknowledge the problem before you are allowed to talk about the giant sand worm. I often end my little entries here with some variation of "and please don't expect me to debate the misogyny issue, because we've beaten that dead-horse to death already elsewhere" and I think that's fair of me to do, because it's not like I'm denying the issues or unwilling to listen to those who want to restate them. I just don't have anything else to add to the debate that I haven't said before.


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claudiapriscus
Dec. 12th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
I've apparently had this tab open for a couple of days...but anyway, I just wanted to thank you for sharing the link. It's fantastic. I'm going to have to restrain myself from quoting it at people the next time the inevitable debate comes up, because they article just explained things SO well.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 12th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you liked it! It really is a good article.
kaybee751
Dec. 13th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Ditto on the thanks for the link. I just finished reading a problematic book that was brilliant in some ways but deeply disturbing in others (a product of its time, having been written in the 1950's), and this really helps sort out those mixed feelings.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 13th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
:) Glad it helped.
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