Steven Universe and Fascism
In Steven Universe, the diamonds are fascist dictators responsible for the death and genocide of millions of gems. They establish a caste system, engage in biological warfare and experiment on their subjects. And yet, by the end of the show, all this is undone and forgiven. Does SU undermine the impact of war and fascism? How can SU’s view of fascism be contextualised outside of the show? How should children’s shows depict war without sugarcoating its atrocities?
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