Now, I’m not arguing to have every mainstream television character be a queer one, although that would definitely provide some interesting conversation and enlightening entertainment. Television networks and executives: do better. One token queer couple will not suffice. I’m not interested in you checking off your social justice boxes, eager to prove to your audiences that you really are as diverse and intersectional as you claim to be.Read More
My question remains: Do shows that focus on mental health have an obligation to educate their viewers, or do they strictly exist to make a profit about the very real experiences of so many people?
Hannah Baker doesn’t have depression, despite mental illness being a huge risk factor in suicide. She might be depressed, but she does not meet the criteria to have depression.Read More