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The Dead Poets' Society

Been a paid up member from childhood, long before the film. That's just how it's been.

There's someone I 'know' but not really, through fb. She is a firebrand, spitting blood and fury at the world's injustices, calling men out, calling white people out, calling anti-trans people out...Her passion and principle get a bit OOC at times, but on other occasions they light me up.

She has said offensive things before, but I just thought; OK, listen without umbrage and learn from another viewpoint.

Now one of her friends (unknown to me) has called Shakespeare's work shit that no-one would read if white people didn't force them to, and she vehemently agreed.

As if by magic, I defriended her.

I can't believe my action for something so trivial...

 I feel awful about it.  She's an intelligent woman. And WS was certainly not immune to the opinions of his time, though it was  part and art in him to go beyond and above those opinions. Sometimes his writing is questionable, but much of  it is beautiful. And I grew up with him. For all his faults, he is a part of my identity, my literature, and my past. I might have done the same for Yeats, Donne, Cavafi, Hafez,  Lorca, Dickinson... and I appreciate how ridiculous it may sound, but it's my rule; rationally criticise their work by all means but don't randomly attribute appreciation to nothing more than race! How is such behaviour not racism in itself?

And if this makes me trivial, then trivial's what I am. Sorry lady. But not sorry enough to stick around.

In other news, I rescued a beastie today. So not a complete loser!

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