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Anna Taylor-Joy in Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit"

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This a reaction post to Sandra Salathe's piece, We need to talk about that menstruation scene in "The Queen's Gambit"

While I agree with Sandra Salathe that we should talk about the menstruation scene, I don't agree with her opinion when she rhetorically asks "How could a show that empowers a woman to be unapologetically whole get a pivotal moment so wrong?" Reality and historical experiences - even fiction - should not be edited to conform what we believe the world should be like.

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