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Thor Ragnarök: A Baby Step in Equality

World building, as Marvel has proven it can pull off over the last decade, is a skill I admire, it's an escapist's ultimate playground--yet my aversion to imperialism and the influence of a feminist education on how I perceive fictional heroes and supervillains ate holes in the fabric of my appreciation.

Breakfast At The Budget Hotel

A few choose to queue, indicating their impatience by folded arms and tapping feet. Others return chastened to their tables littered with remnants from the first round, but their bodies stay tense, mouths quivering with injustice.

When white people are silent in the situations of injustice, they have chosen the side of the oppressor

It is the balance of power which determines whether an action crosses the line from hurtful to abusive. When the power dynamic is out of balance and the person with the power inflicts harm on the person with less–even when it is unconscious–it reinforces their position of power and becomes abusive.

Bringing Attention to Atrocities in an Apathetic Western World

But there is no victorious ‘democratic’ ending to this story. In Syria the civil uprising has gradually been transformed into a full scale civil war. Sayid and his colleagues have all lost loved ones to this war and their political is personal. Sayid’s own crime--and why he is here--was to film government violence and put it up on YouTube, after which he was put on the list of wanted terrorists.