sinope: [believe] (believe)
posted by [personal profile] sinope at 08:39pm on 19/07/2013
Spent this evening watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Netflix. I adored this movie when I was younger, and it's no surprise why. Cathedrals and medieval Europe, songs and hymns, pining and obsession, religion as a source of both evil and good.

But even more than that, it's easy to see the lessons I absorbed. Being different is nothing to be ashamed of. Chosen family will support you through anything. Those entrenched in structures of power will oppress the marginalized, all the while justifying it by Othering their victims.

I probably can't blame the movie for making me a liberal. It certainly didn't hurt, though.

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