- Man: I had my heart broken once by a girl who friendzoned me, so now I hate women. It's not my fault, they're just cold-hearted and stupid.
- Mens Rights Activists: I don't see a problem with this.
- Woman: I say I hate men because I've been physically/sexually abused, harassed on the street, made to feel inferior or have experienced domestic violence, and have had the weight of an entire social system of oppression forced on me since birth.
- Mens Rights Activist: You're a fucking sexist! Not all men are like that! Why do you hate equality? You're a bad person! Get back in the kitchen! Fucking women.
tragic backstories explain bad deeds but they do not excuse them
- tragic backstories explain bad deeds but they do not excuse them
psychiatrist-cannibal by day
pop-star singing sensation by night
For the record: the slaves of Yunkai in the books are not all brown-skinned. Essos is a large continent full of people of all colors. The Yunkai slavers took people from all over Essos, and so the slaves described were all colors. There are many areas of the continent where people are pale-skinned; people are not automatically brown-skinned just because they live in a warm climate there. They wouldn’t necessarily be spending all day outside getting tanned and darker as some try to argue, because many are house slaves or work in brothels, or other indoor businesses. Essos does not automatically equal brown skin.
Another thing: claiming the show didn’t mean to be racist is irrelevant. People realize that the writers didn’t sit around plotting how they could present a white savior visual to piss people off. Few people try to be racist, but that doesn’t change how the finale scene was perceived by many.
You’re allowed to still enjoy and watch Game of Thrones. No one is attacking you for your love of it when they point out a problem.
In the books it’s said that the Yunkai captured slaves from a broad spectrum of places…one would assume that means they’d be a little more diverse.
And if they’re brown because of the region then why is Daario white?
It’s more of the white-savior complex that’s the problem, anyway. If they had been ethnically diverse as in the books then that vibe would’ve definitely been muted.
I think Martin may have intended the focus to be how she is imposing her Western beliefs on the people of Yunkai (much like the American gov’t tries to do) but this theme is drowned by the image of Dany crowd-surfing a sea of POC, while there are barely any POC characters in the show to begin with (Daario was a great opportunity to introduce a strong, POC character). Plus, Greyworm, a POC, did just as much sacking of the city yet the white Daario is standing beside Dany on her platform.