This society is going to become more supremely racist when it is apparently not racist. And that’s where it’s moving to at this point. When a white man tells you, “let’s not put race into this,” he is being the most racist at that point.
You can have a society that removes all public expression on racism. You can have a society were people no longer overtly express racial hatred, and racist statements and behavior is outlawed, but you can still have a system that destroys millions and millions of Black people. Colin Powell and others are the signs of that kind of racism where the Black middle class will be sitting in these jobs and positions defending the system.
You must recognize that racism is not an attitude. It is not a feeling of hatred toward another people. You must understand that racism and white supremacy is in the very structures and values of the institutions of the society itself. And until you revolve and change those structures and attitudes and values you will always be under the bottom."
Dr. Amos N. Wilson explaining racism and predicting the future almost twenty years ago (early 90’s).
no more cis men playing trans women
no more equating trans women to men because they have the same genitals at birth
no more cis men getting awards for trans women roles while actual trans women are getting ignored
more trans women playing cis women. more trans women being treated like women instead of men in makeup. more trans women.
At the beginning of A Game of Thrones, Sansa is a young, lovelorn girl fawning over Prince Joffrey. She believes in the social contract. Moreover, she wants to be a princess. As the narrative progresses, she finds her dreams dashed by increasingly horrifying circumstance and becomes trapped in a system she must learn to manipulate quickly in order to survive.
However, despite Sansa starting from a place of such naiveté and immaturity giving her room to grow into one of the more interesting characters in the series, she more often is shit on, because teenage girls with teenage girl-emotions are for shitting on. God forbid young girl characters start from a place of immaturity (in this case, falling in love with the first guy she sees) and then growing from there. Oh, no, they must spring forth from the thigh of Zeus, fully formed Strong Independent Women, guns blazing and kung fu fighting!"
Lindsay Ellis, “The problem with “The problem with False Feminism” – a Strongly Worded Rebuttal” (via returntothestars)
It’s worth mentioning that the great GRRM himself shits on her copiously. Her viewpoint chapters in the first couple of books are *littered* with ridicule of her young femininity - and not just them, but Aria’s chapters as well (and several others in passing).