Date: 2017-04-19 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Long time reader, first time commenter: So would you recommend this book for somebody with BPD or no? Becuase I have been looking for something where the thesis statement isn't "people like you are evil murderers" but like, a thesis statement of "people like you are irredeemable assholes" isn't something I really want to read either. Like I understand this is an important book as a whole, but is like the deal with The Traitor Baru Cormorant a while back being important as a whole but also too hard for queer women to stomach? Like I'm not sure there's enough books with characters with BPD at this point where this isn't a statement on how all of us are and I'm not sure that's a good kind of discomfort? Like it would be interesting to see a character with BPD who is a good person because as is I'm not sure that exists anywhere, and I think it's the height of arrogance to say you think yourself is a good person but based on my friends with the same disorder I know it's at least possible. I think this makes sense, please let me know if I can clear any bits of this up.
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