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!
- Fay’s website is Writing Alchemy, where ze talks about storytelling and posts stories.
- Toph, from Avatar: The Last Airbender (pronounced with a soft “o” sound. Our bad)
- Lineage, a Voyager episode that almost understands casual racism.
- Code of Honor, the most racist episode of Trek ever.
- Tasha Yar and Kathryn Janeway from The Next Generation and Voyager, respectively.
- 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.
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