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Womanist Musings has a great post on the white normative in fantasy and romance, The Unbearable Whiteness of Being:

If one purpose of fantasy is providing escapism from a flawed world, it is absolutely necessary that everyone has tools to construct a fantasy world where they can be affirmed for everything they are, including their race. As we walk through a world where whiteness, thinness and cis-genderism is worshipped, for many of us, fantasizing about a better life where we are whiter, thinner, and more 'normal' is the insidious deepening of psychic wounds that eventually catch up with us.

Date: 2011-01-27 11:20 pm (UTC)
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Just nodding on the psychic wounds. Some days I feel like the bloody Fisher King.

Date: 2011-01-29 06:14 am (UTC)
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Thanks for posting this. The Purity Sue-ness of fantasy heroines has been percolating in my mind the past few months.

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