ALG: Voice and Agency in Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose

Series: Archetypal Looking Glass

Spoiler Warning: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Trigger Warning: Briar Rose is about the Holocaust. I don’t talk a huge amount about the camps themselves in this post, however.

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Image Description: Cover of Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen. Roses grow on barbed wire. In the background there is the shadow of a face: closed eyes, nose, and a mouth. Picture taken from Amazon.

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Why I Won’t be Watching Exodus: Gods and Kings

You’ve probably heard of the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings, which comes¬†out on Friday.

I will not be reviewing this movie. I will not be watching this movie. I don’t need to do either of those things because the promotional photos and casting announcements tell me everything I need to know: The way the movie was made is fundamentally racist and erases both POC and Jews (and specifically Jews of color).

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Image Description: A small figure stands in front of a giant wave. “From the director of Gladiator/Exodus/Gods and Kings” is written across the top in all caps. “December 12” is written at the bottom, much smaller, also in all caps. Image from IMDB.com

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