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anonymous asked:

I feel bad that I have to identify myself as Mexican before I start this off... But why do people throw a lot of hate at Sarah for not having diversity? She isn't the only one who writes like this. Yes, she has the platform to speak about diversity... but she doesn't have

[2] to. Her job is to write enjoyable books. And TBH, I don’t actually look for the color of people’s skin or hair when I’m reading. & when it’s a same sex couple of course I cheer, but it’s not something I look out for first. What I’m trying to say is that you can’t hate Sarah for [3] The way she does. If you don’t like, don’t read. But also don’t put down others because they like something. Or put downs someone’s ship Bc it isn’t fem/fem or Male/fem. it’s promoting the same hate we are trying to stop. Also, I said “Mexican” Bc I feel like when [4] you try to defend something like this, you usually get backlash Bc people think you are defending white society or whatever

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I agree with you 100%. You’re preaching to the choir. Idk if this is your first time at my blog, but I am an ardent defender of Sarah J Maas. I make the arguments you’re making right now all the time. 

We can’t expect Maas to be a chair, if she’s always been a table. That’s not fair of us to ask of her. We can’t change other people, but we can change ourselves. I’m not sure if you’re implying that I was putting down people for reading her books (cuz never have I ever) or if you’re just saying that in general…? (or if this is just a rant cuz you know my blog is a rant safe space. LOL)

I’m not sure, but all I’m saying is that if I, personally, am not getting what I want from Maas in the next few books, then I have to change my behavior. And that means I have to stop reading her books.

I am in no way shape or form telling other people not to like her (again: never have I ever). And I agree with you about ships. I helped invent Elriel and that got (and gets) so much hate. It’s like, “why do you care?” But people spend energy on all kinds of stuff. It’s one thing to have dialogues and debates with people about ships and evidence and all that, but when people make posts about “crackships” and how people are just desperate and bored it’s just rude. I agree. But I’m also not policing the internet. People can do and say what they want. I always just try to remember that “when they go low, you go high.”

Aaaand that’s all I got!

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