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Why did Rowling seemingly make light of the house-elf situation?

According to J.K. Rowling, the house-elves are used as an allegory for slavery. The house elves is really for slavery, isn't it, the house elves are slaves, so that is an issue that I think we ...
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Why are there slave girls in Star Trek?

From Captain Pike, to Captain Kirk to Captain Archer a span of centuries, we see examples of green slave girls. Why? The Federation's own charter says: "We the lifeforms of the United ...
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Why is there slavery in Star Wars?

I'm watching the Clone Wars series and I've just hit S04E12 in regards to the slavers. I understand; but don't agree with, why slaves exist on earth, but in Star Wars, they have droids. These droids ...
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Short story about humans as beasts of burden for another race, read about 30 years ago

Short story or possibly book where humans on a planet are work animals for a different race. It turns out that it was a human colony that was overrun by this race a long time ago. I believe it is the ...
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What was the Free Trader society's debt to Baslim in Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy?

Did Colonel Richard Baslim rescue a Free Trader starship's crew from slavery or were the free traders trying their hand at slave trade and Baslim stopped them? If the former, why were the traders so ...
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Interstellar humanity enslaved by lizard like aliens

What is the name of the book or author in which: The action for this book occurs on a human colony world, not Earth itself. Interstellar human civilization has been enslaved by an alien race. The ...
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Why did the Centauri enslave the Narn on first contact, while 50 years later they befriended and helped the Humans?

In season 2 Molari and G'Kar both state that the first contact between Centauri and Narn was 150 years ago. The first contact between Earth and Centauri was 100 years ago. Yet the outcome of both was ...
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How can Baelish buy and sell prostitutes if slavery is abolished?

During a half attentive rewatch session, I realized that at least two times in public Lord Baelish claimed buying and/or selling prostitutes in public. One of them was during the tourney joust between ...
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70s or 80s novel. Couple abducted from planet, man is killed and woman eventually takes over ship (Adult themes)

Paperback from the 70s or 80s. It might have been part of an Adult themed series. (much like the Longarm western series) But I am not sure. A Couple on an low tech farming type planet head out in a ...
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Looking for a sci-fi novel that featured a slave species called spacules (I think) [duplicate]

It was set in the distant future, on a world humans had settled such a long time ago that Earth is never mentioned. Humanity enslaved a native species called spacules (or maybe spicules).These were ...
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What is the status of human slavery in the WH40K universe?

It's pretty wide question, which, for sure, contains innumerable sub-questions. For example, is it legal for planetary government to enslave distinguishable part of planet's population (not criminals!...