The Fear of God: Gerald’s Game

21 Mar

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Mike Flanagan’s Gerald’s Game.

2 Responses to “The Fear of God: Gerald’s Game”

  1. FictionIsntReal March 21, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

    There is more than one kind of eclipse. In a lunar eclipse, it is the earth (which is larger than the moon) blocking light from reaching the moon.

    Judith Harris didn’t think abuse played much of a role in child development. She wrote that the reason not to abuse a child is the same as the reason not to abuse an adult.

    How would you define the term “marginalized”?

    • Reed April 5, 2019 at 1:37 am #

      I think you’re splitting hairs a bit to identify things like the lunar eclipse to counter my point. I pointed out pretty specifically that the object was smaller than the “light”, but bigger than the obscured object. My point still applies to lunar eclipses because although the earth is bigger than the moon, it is still smaller than the sun (the light in that metaphor). Not sure if you misunderstood my point or were merely attempting some clarifying push back.

      I’m also a bit unclear why the observation about childhood development plays a factor in the conversation. I recognize that abuse of any individual is as wrong as abuse of any other individual (perhaps heightened by abuse against those who are more vulnerable — children, elderly, impaired, etc.) but I’m pretty sure we’d all agree on that already.

      As for how I’d define “marginalized”, I’d classify any impacted people group (race, gender, class, or even creed) who are systematically disadvantaged by a differing people group who maintain power or control as such. Power dynamics aren’t fluid, but they can certainly be challenged, and any marginalized group needs both access and allies to help confront and challenge that systemic disenfranchisement.

      Thank you for the feedback.

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