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Will The Joker help white people empathise with marginalized folx? Or is it a bad film that seeks to justify white male anger?

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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
Will The Joker help white people empathise with marginalized folx? Or is it a bad film that seeks to justify white male anger?

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No idea
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Will The Joker help white people empathise with marginalized folx? Or is it a bad film that seeks to justify white male anger?

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I loved the film and it did help me empathise with all marginalised people, but I wouldn't single out any particular groups in that
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"seeks to justify white male anger"

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"seeks to justify white male anger"

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Yeah I just thought it was a good film to watch with my popcorn
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Yeah I just thought it was a good film to watch with my popcorn
Exactly. It's about a man with serious mental health issues - it's not about race.
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Another misguided opinion, this is the life of all marginalised groups including white people, not excluding them.

Being white does not exclude you from marginalisation.
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Another misguided opinion, this is the life of all marginalised groups including white people, not excluding them.

Being white does not exclude you from marginalisation.
Exactly, the Joker was portrayed as someone with mental health issues (who happened to be white) who was representative in a way of any vulnerable person in society
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Another misguided opinion, this is the life of all marginalised groups including white people, not excluding them.

Being white does not exclude you from marginalisation.
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The experience of people of colour is surely very different in America, for good and bad, in America than it is in the UK.

That's because the experience of people of ANY colour is surely very different in America, for good and bad, in America than it is in the UK.

Whilst explicit racism might be more prevalent in the USA, it's possible that implicit racism is more prevalent in the older countries.

The movie is more about a specific working class / marginalised / sensitive / artistic person and how the sheer numbers of people in the big city happens to be both impersonal AND their saviour.

Life can be tougher for some people in small villages / small towns than in big cities. But this story is about The Joker and he happens to live in a big city.
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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
Will The Joker help white people empathise with marginalized folx? Or is it a bad film that seeks to justify white male anger?

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That's making an implicit assumption there that no white people ever suffer any kind of hardship or marginalisation, which is demonstrably false. I grew up in a largely working class, rural area that was near enough 100% white and saw first hand the absolute hellish existence some of the people around me lived. Short, brutal lives frequently marred by unemployment, poor health, depression, broken families, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and being rural, they are cut off from the support services you might be able to find in larger towns and cities.

These impoverished, marginalised white people exist, all over Britain, Europe, Australia and North America, and yet the bluecheck twitter types like the ***** you linked to would seemingly rather pretend that they don't exist, and will laugh, scoff and blithely dismiss any white person, who may well be suffering real hardship and has found a sense of resonance with The Joker movie. So much for having empathy for others.
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Being white does not exclude you from marginalisation.
take that back 😁
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take that back you goddam nazi😁
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White males can be gay 🤯
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It would be nice to be able to live my life without Batman's arch nemesis constantly pulling deadly pranks on me, I'll admit. :sadnod:
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Ah yes, as a local lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer I like to put on clown makeup and stand and stare into my mirror for hours on end. Finally greater society can understand my plight - grease paint prices are up 5%.
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Beating a dead horse, the movie has been out for months already lol.

If cisphobic is a term - she would definitely fit this monicker, since she clearly views the mental health problems of cis-het people as less of a concern than that of others.

Maintain that these views are dangerous. They somewhat prove that it is possible to make majority groups feel marginalised, or at least lead things towards that happening. I do hope that this utterly illiberal leftism dies soon before it causes more serious damage and divide in society.

Imagine missing the point of Joker when the entire movie isn't about "Muh white str8 boi" and more of "a mentally ill man in the worst environment imaginable becoming the most terrifying criminal in comics".

But nah, anything to fit your narrative of self importance.
This tweet nails it.
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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
Will The Joker help white people empathise with marginalized folx? Or is it a bad film that seeks to justify white male anger?

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What is wrong with these people? I swear they have something wrong with them to hate everything so much.

And wtf is "folx"? Is that a non-gendered version of an already non-gendered word?? WTF
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What is wrong with these people? I swear they have something wrong with them to hate everything so much.

And wtf is "folx"? Is that a non-gendered version of an already non-gendered word?? WTF
I found this odd, too...
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Beating a dead horse, the movie has been out for months already lol.

If cisphobic is a term - she would definitely fit this monicker, since she clearly views the mental health problems of cis-het people as less of a concern than that of others.

Maintain that these views are dangerous. They somewhat prove that it is possible to make majority groups feel marginalised, or at least lead things towards that happening. I do hope that this utterly illiberal leftism dies soon before it causes more serious damage and divide in society.



This tweet nails it.
Agree 100%
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