Phylum of Alexandria Posted March 13 Share Posted March 13 1 minute ago, SeanF said: @the trees have eyes"Problematic" is one of those words that should be removed from literary and artistic criticism. It's used not to criticise a work for its artistic merit, but rather to judge it insofar as it corresponds to the political opinions of the critic. Art should not be the servant of politics. I quite liked the word "problematic" at one time. It's a good way to make subtle critiques of stuff that come off as clunky or somewhat thoughtless, but you don't want to write off completely, as it's something you love. Or that's what I thought. But then I realized that there's a whole subfield of pseudo-intellectual academics who "problematize" every aspect of culture without ever having to think about workable alternatives. And even that was before the real advent of social media, when terms like "problematic" became even more flattened, and now basically functions as a call for censorship. (but I still say "problematic" sometimes, at least in conversations with people who know what I mean when I say it) LynnS, SeanF, Northern Sword and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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