We’ve all got our social justice axes to grind, and as we are joined by Fay for a third week, this is the time to get them out. We discuss several episodes of Star Trek that tried for a positive message but shot themselves in the foot, how Dragonlance needs to understand that racism isn’t just for goblins and orcs, and some basic ways to separate ableism from positive depictions of disability. But somehow, most impressively, we don’t spend the entire episode raving about Zootopia!
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.
Fay’s website is Writing Alchemy, where ze talks about storytelling and posts stories.
Lineage, a Voyager episode that almost understands casual racism.
Code of Honor, the most racist episode of Trek ever.
The Dragonlance books
Elsa S. Henry, the advocate Chris mentioned on the show, talks about Daredevil and other social justice issues on her website, Feminist Sonar.