Yennefer of ‘The Witcher’: A Study in Ableism and Power

Yennefer of ‘The Witcher’: A Study in Ableism and Power

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Yennefer of ‘The Witcher’: A Study in Ableism and Power

For someone who has watched many a sex scene in movies and television, the sounds were unmistakable, yet unsurprising. Netflix’s “The Witcher,” based on a fantasy book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, pulls no punches when it comes to explicit imagery. Body horror, gore, nudity, and sex are displayed to serve the story and expose the true horrors of a patriarchal and discriminatory society. What surprised me, though, was who was having sex —…

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