People really want DWM to be over but I’m sad to state to them it’s a pretty established thing. The awareness has been spread, a spinoff project has popped up in support of the movement and more importantly to RAINN and victims of rape (I’m planning to donate to both causes as well, even people against the movement have encouraged their support to RAINN). Discussions have been had and revisited about rape culture, suppression and its negative effects both in society, and more prominently in this fandom. What the debates will dwindle down to from what I’ve seen so far now I’m sure will simply be tug-of-war; conjecture, confirmation bias, and back-and-forth arguments between both parties. It is expected, the people who’ve spoken out on both sides assuredly already have their minds made up. And of course people want the last say on things. But no doubt, Pinkie’s movement has done a great deal, so good on her for starting it, speaking up about it, and not faltering in the face of criticism and suppression.
Neil Cicierega had some interesting things to state when he talked about this very same issue a year ago:
huhhh, apparently I shattered someone’s world by being annoyed at the Bronies for letting rape joke bullshit slide. I hold the radical opinion that you should not let your friends, or peers, be gross idiots, and by doing so I have CROSSED THE LINE.
This is Reddit, so a few of them call me a feminist in a pejorative sense. Nobody calls them on it.
Am I being too harsh with these kids when I say they should be harsher with their peers? Are they just afraid they’ll end up alone if they challenge anything?
In any case, this is basically the saddest day in history