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The lazy, white supremacist trope in fantasy writing where nonhuman races represent nonwhite humans has a name now: Tolkien Minorities.

That is all.

@leila also: how many fantasy & sci fi stories have extraordinarily offensive races that are obviously Jewish people?

@bulkington Including Tolkien's dwarves, yeah, it's gross 😒

@leila Harry Potter's goblins are egregious. As are the Ferengi in Star Trek.

@bulkington @leila I've always read the Ferengi as Reaganite reactionary capitalists more than Jews. Certainly their characterization doesn't traffic in the specific gendered stereotypes surrounding Jews (which can be oversimplified to masculine women, feminine men)

@NightRose @bulkington I definitely read a heavy-handed critique of yuppie capitalists, but I also found them full of antisemitic stereotypes. I read that Armin Shimmerman gave an interview where he insisted that Ferengi read as Jewish in America, Irish in the UK, and so on, but I'm not sure I buy it.

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@bulkington @leila @NightRose I'm pretty sure there are some older gender stereotypes that involve Jewish men seducing away our young women that could tie into the "naked feeeemales" thing

@robotcarsley @leila @NightRose not going to link hate material, but they've got the energy of the "Merchant" comic / meme.

@bulkington @leila I mean, I'm Jewish, and perhaps it's the rose colored glasses of youth, but I'm not sure I see it...

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