Originally Posted by anamardoll
I don't think there needs to be an "inherent accusation" of that. The whole point of Unfortunate Implications -- as I see them -- is that they can occur against the backdrop of a larger society, and that the author's intention doesn't automatically need to be impugned.[...]
Yep. But my point was partly that such implications can apply as much to what the reviewer writes, as they can to the original work. Thus some comments supposedly critiquing the text will actually be read as a critique of the author - whatever the reviewer may have intended.