Anonymous said: is the unbearable whiteness of the show part of the boycott reason manifesto thing?
yes. and not just whiteness as the normative framework but Blackness and Brownness as evil and in need of punishment. I wasn’t watching OUaT very much anymore when Tamara was killed but the idea of her death started giving me a headache when 1. Regina was treated like a punching bag in fights with Zelena and 2. OQ fans circulated an image of Marian with a noose.
Originally I’d had the distracting thought that PHEW thank goodness Sonequa Martin-Green moved on to the Walking Dead (then I got worried there of course because nobody survives that show) and I’d also been so uncomfortable with her relationship with Neal because I felt like they might have been gearing up for something awful like him punishing her for lying…screaming at her and shit…but then I realized that what they did with Gold was pretty much what I’d been afraid of anyway. I’d let my cringing and refusal to watch closely, distract me from the depths of what OUaT was up to.
didn’t someone say something about the ‘lowest common denominator’ at some point? I mean really, why are they drawing the worst possible thinking that they can possibly evoke? I’m just sort of stunned at how well they’ve manipulated the rest of us also. I mean I’m stunned at how well I was manipulated, really.