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...and I seem to have cursed myself by complaining about a minor thing that's only problematic because of uncomfortable parallels to the real world.
The next #romance I started in on was _A Destiny of Dragons_ by TJ Klune, and we've got ourselves full-on terrible Romani stereotypes and the G word. That's disappointing, because the first book in this humorous fantasy series was fairly fun and campy in a very white gay cis male sort of way, and this one's just been blah and racist.
I generally enjoy Bec McMaster's paranormal #romance novels, but several have featured an unfortunate pattern where the hero is a member of a minority the heroine despises, but rather than truly challenging her prejudice it's resolved by the hero being special and different from the rest, and rejecting his heritage. Neither "what these people need is to be saved by the love of a good woman" nor "he's one of the good ones" is comfortable framing of racial issues, even when justified in-setting.
Boss: I'm going to heavily focus on patient X when presenting our case.
Me: No, don't do that, they're not going to care about X because foo. Focus on Y, Z, M, or A instead.
Boss, during the conference call: X X X.
Them: That's not relevant because foo. Are you sure yinz know what you're talking about?
It's so great to have a boss who listens when I talk and ackowledges my expertise.
he or they. queer. i know why your email is broken.
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