Was reading @jhull's awesome analysis of the awesome movie "Get Out" (which I just watched over the weekend). So much to unpack, but one question relates my own story: how do you tell the difference between equity and inequity? I'm struggling a bit with this especially because Dramatica lets you reverse the appreciations.
From Jim's post on Get Out:
While the Armitage family works to balance the intellectual superiority of white people with the physical advantages of the black community, Chris holds himself back–participating in the modern tradition of African-Americans to blame a lack of agency on a system that just isn’t fair. Agreeing to produce a State I.D. when it isn’t warranted, merely for the sake of keeping the peace? Chris, like so many men and women in his position, fails to take action because of a Problem with Equity.
Couldn't this also be a problem with Inequity?
So in my story (at the moment) I have a main character with a Issue of Interdiction: ”Failing to intervene to protect your brother” and _“Refusing to get involved in saving the world”
Her problem I had initially as Inequity: "Being treated unfairly because of your family’s history."
But we also see that her brother is treated unfairly (falsely accused). She responds to this by failing to take a stand in his defense, choosing instead a "go along to get along" approach, a decision that she will regret for the rest of her life.
So is this encoding a Problem of Inequity (failing to take a stand at an unfair situation) or is it a Problem of Equity (failing to take a stand in order to keep the peace)?
I did have an idea to try this as symptom/response instead but Dramatica doesn't give me that option with my other choices so far.