August 25th, 2011

tweenbot

How media clearly reflects the sexism and the racism we cannot see in ourselves.

How media clearly reflects the sexism and the racism we cannot see in ourselves

This is like an offshoot of that whole problem where many people will read a story or script and default their mental image of the characters to white males unless other details are explicitly stated. It’s not a conscious thing people are actively trying to impose, it’s just become so deeply ingrained that it doesn’t occur to creators that there’s a box they’re allowed to think outside of. And that’s where the problem is.

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