“How to be a fan of problematic things” – because pretty much everything is, but is sometimes still awesome

Posted on January 21, 2012 by

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I wanted to share one nice blog post called “How to be a fan of problematic things”

here’s an exceprt, but read the whole thing!

“Liking problematic things doesn’t make you an asshole. In fact, you can like really problematic things and still be not only a good person, but a good social justice activist (TM)! After all, most texts have some problematic elements in them, because they’re produced by humans, who are well-known to be imperfect. But it can be surprisingly difficult to own up to the problematic things in the media you like, particularly when you feel strongly about it, as many fans do. We need to find a way to enjoy the media we like without hurting other people and marginalised groups. So with that in mind, here are my suggestions for things we should try our darnedest to do as self-confessed fans of problematic stuff. ”

http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2011/09/how-to-be-a-fan-of-problematic-things/

I hope you have found this blog helpful. thanks for a great class!

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