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[PODCAST] Critical Thinking 09: Yug’voril Uncovered

March 17, 2017 | Posted by John Bates
Critical Role

CONTENT WARNING: From the timespan of 18:12 to 38:58 we discuss the culture of sexual objectification and violence in narrative and media, also known as rape culture. We do our best to respectfully speak on the subject over the course of twenty minutes, but we understand that there may be listeners who are uncomfortable with the topic and will not want to listen to it. As such, we provide this content warning in the description – and we make it blatantly clear that we’re going to be talking about it in the podcast – so skip ahead if you don’t want to listen.

Know that nothing we talk about during that discussion comes from a place of ignorance; we are all well aware of the impact this discussion can have on people, and indeed the impact it has on one of our rewatchers who is a survivor of emotional and physical abuse from former relationships. That being said, we felt it was a topic that needed to be discussed and did not wish to shy away from it.

Such discussions are complex and difficult to have in 20 minutes, but I feel we had it as best we could. In my mind, it is important to not shy away from the truths or realities of our world, even the ones that are less pretty to look at. I’m not ashamed to admit that I am the survivor I speak of in the above content warning, but even admitting it knowing that I was a victim makes my gut clench instinctively. Still, I was able to get through having the discussion – I hope you can get through listening to it.

If not, I understand – we all have different levels of pain that we can deal with, it’s part of what makes us unique individuals.

Aside from that, I hope you enjoy our narrative delve into episode 09 of Critical Role: Yug’voril Uncovered.