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Bad Writing Is No Excuse for Bigotry

Bad Writing Is No Excuse for Bigotry

By Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Flawed characters make for good writing. Perfectly moral characters are the most unrealistic of all, and boring to boot. But encouraging — or at the most passive level, allowing sexist or otherwise bigoted characters to be written uncritically — is to say that those characters are uncritically relatable.