Although we were both warned by our friends that he had a history of being shitty to girls, we were, after all, cooperative and sex-positive housemates.
Above photograph is from Brussels, Belgium in 1958.
Brussels, Belgium in 1958 Only decades before, in the late 1800′s, Europe had been filled with, “human zoos,” in cities like Paris, Hamburg, Antwerp, Barcelona, London, Milan, and Warsaw.
It generally works best with minor characters who have not had a lot of time in the attention of the audience, since you can easily reveal that their Hidden Depths are really rather unpleasant, thus allowing you to cement them as unlikeable or have the character graduate from being an annoying obstacle to someone the fans will cheer to see put down.
It doesn't always work as well with the Magnificent Bastard Evil Overlord types, particularly if introduced late into their run as an antagonist.
In the United States, the Trump administration has begun implementing some of Donald Trump’s more extreme campaign promises, including withdrawing guidelines that relate to bathroom access for transgender students.
And here in Britain, the Guardian newspaper reported that homophobic attacks in the UK rose 147% in the three months after last summer’s Brexit vote, based on findings by LGBT anti-violence charity Galop and on reports of hate crimes made to UK police.
People would be kidnapped and brought to be exhibited in human zoos.
It was not uncommon for these people to die quickly, even within a year of their captivity.
KZThroughout the late 19th century, and well into the 1950′s, Africans and in some cases Native Americans, were kept as exhibits in zoos.
Far from a relic from an unenlightened past, remnants of such exhibits have continued in Europe as late as the 2000′s.
Bonus points if either the heroes or some highly sympathetic character is a member of said minority.