Can I Just Watch A Game of Thrones in Peace? [Brown Feminist Fan Rant]
She starts by noting the problem with fantasy in general:
I’m left with a lingering question–who is supposed to be a savage here? The producers of the show gave the Dothraki all the markers of the other–less clothing, no real concern about murder, unclean food preparation. And yet, I didn’t walk away from the books with that impression.
[...] p.s. For those people fretful that brown Dothraki will be poorly portrayed because they are brown, I can assure you that there have been plenty of awful societies here on Earth that were owned and operated by brown people. Brown people, just like white people, can and will be pretty awful some times. (Edit comment)