Monsters often reflect society's fears of disability.
A phrase that sounds perfectly harmless to one person can be deeply unsettling to another.
Love triangles have a bad reputation, but they can create compelling romance.
Being a feminist and enjoying questionable tropes isn't mutually exclusive.
War of the Spark's missteps makes its storyline both cliché and offensive.
Islamophobic tropes in stories make the world a more dangerous place for real Arabs and Muslims.
Audiences expect more from stories that feature distressing subject matter.
Misunderstanding oppression in fiction can do real-world damage.
Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and confusion over class struggle make this book an insulting letdown.
No one is inherently impoverished, and no one wants to be.
Honor this book for how it impacted us and stop celebrating it as a storytelling achievement.
Pretending black and white conflicts are gray excuses evil and enables injustice.