At the end of last week, I reviewed Marvel’s latest movie Black Panther. The film has, quite rightly, received a lot of attention for its focus on black African characters. Speaking as a white guy, it is all too easy ...Read More »
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The simple issue of cultural appropriation…
A recent query on social media about a children’s Halloween costume and the ethics of dressing a child up like a character from another culture sparked a typically lengthy discussion of the various interpretations of the term “cultural appropriation”. In ...Read More »
The controversies surrounding representational casting
It is a very worthy cause to include diverse roles and representation within film. Representation has long been an issue in the film industry, from race to age to gender to sexual orientation, any minority you can think of has ...Read More »
Ingrained prejudice: How do we change our defaults?
When talking to Gollancz’s Publishing Director, Gillian Redfearn, at Nine Worlds (you can listen to the full conversation here), I’ve been mulling over something she said. Gillian posited that we may have a gender default – where we automatically default ...Read More »