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13th Aug '16 9:00:59 PM MorgenReiter
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* InsaneEqualsViolent [[http://psychcentral.com/lib/medias-damaging-depictions-of-mental-illness/0002220]]



* A vast number of villains in comics [[http://psychcentral.com/lib/medias-damaging-depictions-of-mental-illness/0002220 or]] [[https://depts.washington.edu/mhreport/facts_violence.php otherwise]] [[http://www.newsarama.com/8623-psychiatrists-call-out-dc-on-depictions-of-mentally-ill.html suffer from]] mental illness, despite the fact that in reality, the mentally ill [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1389236/ are only connected to]] [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/us/focus-on-mental-health-laws-to-curb-violence-is-unfair-some-say.html 4% of violent crimes, and are 11x as likely to be subjected to them]]. That's right, contrary to what media tells you sane people are enormously more dangerous to insane people than the reverse.

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* A vast large number of villains in comics [[http://psychcentral.com/lib/medias-damaging-depictions-of-mental-illness/0002220 or]] [[https://depts.washington.edu/mhreport/facts_violence.php otherwise]] [[http://www.newsarama.com/8623-psychiatrists-call-out-dc-on-depictions-of-mentally-ill.html villains in comics]] [[https://depts.washington.edu/mhreport/facts_violence.php or otherwise]] suffer from]] from mental illness, despite the fact that that, in reality, the mentally ill [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1389236/ are only connected to]] [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/us/focus-on-mental-health-laws-to-curb-violence-is-unfair-some-say.html 4% of violent crimes, and are 11x as likely to be subjected to them]]. That's right, contrary to what media tells you sane people are enormously more dangerous to insane people than the reverse.
10th Aug '16 9:59:39 AM Eagal
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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' attracted controversy for {{Race Lift}}ing, that is, [[spoiler:making Khan, an Indian Sikh character originally played by Hispanic actor Ricardo Montalban, into a white character played by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch]]. [[http://www.racebending.com/v4/featured/star-trek-whiteness/ This article]] (spoilers for the film) goes into detail about the problems with this casting change. It's worth noting that the film's crew actually thought they were avoiding Unfortunate Implications with the casting choice. They thought casting an ethnic actor as a brutal terrorist would have the same outcome. Instead, ironically, their decision to give him a RaceLift was viewed as being even more racist than just sticking to his original ethnicity, as many, [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales especially in the Sikh community who would have liked one of their own to get such a juicy role]], complained that it was pointless "white washing" of an iconic villain and a lame excuse to cast Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' attracted controversy for {{Race Lift}}ing, that is, [[spoiler:making Khan, an Indian Sikh character originally played by Hispanic actor Ricardo Montalban, into a white character played by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch]]. [[http://www.racebending.com/v4/featured/star-trek-whiteness/ This article]] (spoilers for the film) goes into detail about the problems with this casting change. It's worth noting that the film's crew actually thought they were avoiding Unfortunate Implications with the casting choice. They thought casting an ethnic actor as a brutal terrorist would have the same outcome. Instead, ironically, their decision to give him a RaceLift was viewed as being even more racist than just sticking to his original ethnicity, as many, [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales especially in the Sikh community who would have liked one of their own to get such a juicy role]], complained that it was pointless "white washing" of an iconic villain and a lame excuse to cast Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
10th Aug '16 9:58:29 AM Eagal
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** In ''The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien'', the author once compared his Dwarves to Jews -- "at once native and alien in their habitations, speaking the languages of the country, but with an accent due to their own private tongue." In a radio interview, he said the Dwarf language was modeled to be Semitic. Though he was speaking in specific terms, [[http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/a_ring_of_bias_not_likely_20011214/ as a Jewish Journal article has noted]], and he said that he intended that all races had flaws, Unfortunate Implications are there for those who want to see them -- [[GreedyJew the Dwarves' main weakness as a race is their lust for riches]].\\\
However, Tolkien is on record as having praised the Jewish people in a TakeThat against Hitler-era German publishers seeking to publish ''Literature/TheHobbit'', when they inquired whether he was of Aryan descent: "I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by 'arisch'. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects.... But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people...". It is wise to avoid getting in a war of words with an Oxford English Professor.

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** In ''The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien'', the author once compared his Dwarves to Jews -- "at once native and alien in their habitations, speaking the languages of the country, but with an accent due to their own private tongue." In a radio interview, he said the Dwarf language was modeled to be Semitic. Though he was speaking in specific terms, [[http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/a_ring_of_bias_not_likely_20011214/ as a Jewish Journal article has noted]], and he said that he intended that all races had flaws, Unfortunate Implications are there for those who want to see them -- [[GreedyJew the Dwarves' main weakness as a race is their lust for riches]].\\\
However, Tolkien is on record as having praised the Jewish people in a TakeThat against Hitler-era German publishers seeking to publish ''Literature/TheHobbit'', when they inquired whether he was of Aryan descent: "I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by 'arisch'. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects.... But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people...". It is wise to avoid getting in a war of words with an Oxford English Professor.
10th Aug '16 9:53:42 AM Eagal
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* In the mexican SoapOpera ''Series/LaRosaDeGuadalupe'', as stated in [[http://oceanpictures61.deviantart.com/journal/LO-VOLVIERON-A-HACER-391076744 this blog]] there are quite a few misconceptions about AspergerSyndrome, making it seem like something that makes people violent, and a FateWorseThanDeath. Not only that, but apparently, Aspergers can now be cured, you don't even need a doctor or anything! [[CriticalResearchFailure Uh...]]

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* In the mexican SoapOpera ''Series/LaRosaDeGuadalupe'', as stated in [[http://oceanpictures61.deviantart.com/journal/LO-VOLVIERON-A-HACER-391076744 this blog]] there are quite a few misconceptions about AspergerSyndrome, making it seem like something that makes people violent, and a FateWorseThanDeath. Not only that, but apparently, Aspergers can now be cured, you don't even need a doctor or anything! [[CriticalResearchFailure Uh...]]anything!
10th Aug '16 9:51:38 AM Eagal
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* Music/TaylorSwift songs can come off as incredibly slut-shaming and sex-negative sometimes (in Fifteen it's implied that her friend's ''virginity'' was all she had, and in Revenge it's implied that the person it's addressed to stole her boyfriend via being better at sex, just for two). See [[http://www.autostraddle.com/why-taylor-swift-offends-little-monsters-feminists-and-weirdos-31525/ this article]] for a much longer explanation\\\
The criticisms too have been subject to some Unfortunate Implications. The [[http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-11-03/music/the-iceberg-songs-of-taylor-swift/ backlash to these ideas]] point out that labeling Swift as a feminist nightmare ignores a large body of her work that is more complicated about sexuality in favor of analyzing a few hits that seem straightforward against it, turning her from a complicated figure into [[http://bitchmagazine.org/post/taylor-swift-wants-to-ban-access-to-your-lady-bits some kind of hateful bigot]] [[HeteronormativeCrusader Crusader]] [[AllWomenArePrudes Prude]].

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* Music/TaylorSwift songs can come off as incredibly slut-shaming and sex-negative sometimes (in Fifteen it's implied that her friend's ''virginity'' was all she had, and in Revenge it's implied that the person it's addressed to stole her boyfriend via being better at sex, just for two). See [[http://www.autostraddle.com/why-taylor-swift-offends-little-monsters-feminists-and-weirdos-31525/ this article]] for a much longer explanation\\\
The criticisms too have been subject to some Unfortunate Implications. The [[http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-11-03/music/the-iceberg-songs-of-taylor-swift/ backlash to these ideas]] point out that labeling Swift as a feminist nightmare ignores a large body of her work that is more complicated about sexuality in favor of analyzing a few hits that seem straightforward against it, turning her from a complicated figure into [[http://bitchmagazine.org/post/taylor-swift-wants-to-ban-access-to-your-lady-bits some kind of hateful bigot]] [[HeteronormativeCrusader Crusader]] [[AllWomenArePrudes Prude]].
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10th Aug '16 9:49:11 AM Eagal
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* [[http://listverse.com/2011/11/29/10-brilliant-examples-of-intellectual-hip-hop/ This]] Listverse entry that purports to highlight the ten most "intellectual" rappers plays the MightyWhitey trope incredibly straight.
10th Aug '16 9:45:02 AM Eagal
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* ''WebVideo/FeministFrequency'': Anita Sarkeesian herself was criticised for her ManipulativeEditing when talking about a sequence in the game ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' where the player investigates a sex-trafficking ring. Anita claims it was used as {{Fanservice}} - not mentioning that the objective is to stop the ring and save the girls, emphasising how dehumanising things were for them. Anita was [[http://shetterly.blogspot.ie/2015/02/liana-kerzners-smart-feminist-critique.html called out]] for implying that gamers would automatically be turned on by female abuse.

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* ''WebVideo/FeministFrequency'': Anita Sarkeesian herself was criticised for her ManipulativeEditing when talking about a sequence in the game ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' where the player investigates a sex-trafficking ring. Anita claims it was used as {{Fanservice}} - not mentioning that the objective is to stop the ring and save the girls, emphasising how dehumanising things were for them. Anita was [[http://shetterly.blogspot.ie/2015/02/liana-kerzners-smart-feminist-critique.html called out]] for implying that gamers would automatically be turned on by female abuse.
10th Aug '16 9:44:39 AM Eagal
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* The blog [[http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/ Sociological Images]] points out unfortunate implications in other media.
10th Aug '16 9:42:59 AM Eagal
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** The series did eventually get a American villain with Rafe in Uncharted 4, though.
10th Aug '16 9:36:33 AM Eagal
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* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' lampshades this trope in [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=850 this strip.]]
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