And that’s why Arachne was chosen: she will either end up dead, or subjugate the other Elves, win-win for Queen Liz
that although a lot of pepole thank Jesus, he had nothing to do with her award, and concluded by saying, Suck it, Jesus! )Backlash was swift, and I tried to figure out why her joke didn’t bother me (I found it very funny, in fact). It would bother me if an entertainer had said, Suck it, Jews! or Suck it, South Asians! although I personally fit into neither category.What I reasoned was that, while it is perfectly acceptable/reasonable/fair to criticize someone for a choice they’ve made, it’s unacceptabe/unreasonable/unfair to criticize someone for something inherent or which is outside their control. Mockery is just an extreme form of criticism, and criticism is important to society and _should_ be as free and unfettered as possible. So, while cheerleader jokes or debater jokes or mechanic jokes are fair game, jokes about someone’s race or ancestry are not.Griffin’s joke may have felt unfair, but she was really making fun of the _object_ of worship, not the pepole who worship. (If you want to pick a nit, she was really satirizing other acceptance speeches, where thanking Jesus has become a cliche.)People who dress as a particular god are being reasonable and fair, in my opinion, even if they’re mocking that god in fact, I’d almost suggest that it’s _more_ appropriate if they’re clearly mocking that god, because then their purpose is more apparent. (Of course, I also theorize that in a perfect world, we’ll all be equal, and everyone will be able to make fun of everyone else at any time. I think a sense of humor is a shade more important for society than a sense of respect.)I’d be curious to read your blog post on the difference between appreciation and appropriation.
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