I came across this article by teen vogue via tumblr, discussing the disabled villain trope and the harm it does. Now, as someone who is disabled in a number of ways, this hits close to home. And I had a lot of thoughts about it. I mean, this is partially one of the reasons why disabled and … Continue reading Disabled Villains and the Problems they Present for Disabled People
I had a class on the psychology of conflict, and how leaders and wars are portrayed and perceived by public. What I found very interesting is that for us, as people, the names and associations we place on things are incredibly important. For example, when you think of the Northern Ireland Conflict you instantly focus … Continue reading The Power of a Name?
So, I have recently had a relatively old post on Tumblr reblogged by someone who decided to ask me what my ‘textual’ sources were for my statement that Dumbledore is a good example of a religious zealot that basically runs a group of fanatics who follow him. As I felt this to be a good thing … Continue reading Albus Dumbledore: The Religious Leader in Harry Potter