I don't think that what the girl said about Hades/Persephone was homophone. It was something from the past, people can make their headcanons and their twists on the past, but you can't shove it on other people's faces and make them accept them. Hades was shot by Eros's arrow and saw Persephone, falling in love with her. It is not something nice, the pedophile thing, but that happened a lot in mythology. Actually, in any mythology. Telling others they are homophone doesn't make anyone right.
oooooooooooooooooooooooh my god
a few bullet-points bc im going to the pub and this is dull af:
- i am so sorry that those guys from a clockwork orange have broken into your house and are standing right behind you right now forcing you to read interpretations of the rape of persephone which do not reframe a story about abduction as hashtag feminist with your eyelids propped open with matchsticks :(
- “the paedophile thing” is actually a lot worse than “not something nice”, it is actually a horrifying act of abuse that is still perpetrated in the real, actual, modern world and affects real, actual people, and the fact that this particular story is a very old and very common one does not actually make it okay, it just means that a lot of cultures have condoned things that we now find disgusting
- thank you for educating me on what exactly happens in the story of the rape of persephone, although you have in fact left out one or two minor points such as the fact that that sentence ends with “and then he abducts her and carries her off to be his ~bride while she screams and cries for her mother which is in fact something mentioned in the several-thousand-year-old orphic and homeric hymns but not in 98% of retellings on this godforsaken website”
- i didn’t call her a homophobe because i disagree with her interpretation of the rape of persephone. i called her a homophobe because she said something that i consider homophobic, and when she was called out on it replied with ~lol it was SARCASM~ by way of a pokemon joke, which does, in fact, make me right