heteronormative bullshit

anonymous asked:

dude ginzura and ginhiji are literally the same thing they have the exact same dynamic, and tbh the fact that ginzura fans like you shit on ginhiji is laughable bc the reason y'all ship it in the first place is bc it fits into ur homophobic seme/uke heteronormative stereotype bullshit

anonymous asked:

Okay I'll get you started, anyway. I really didn't see the signs lol damn do they end up together? Did she like her back? Did they have a gay moment like Brit and Santana?

Loooool no, Glee is too shitty to even attempt something like that - we had to wait two fucking seasons to have a single lesbian kiss! So having two lesbian couples and breaking up the most heteronormative bullshit couple that is Finchel couldn’t possibly happen on a tight ass channel like Fox

Queerbaiting in BBC Sherlock

Note: Before you label me as a ‘butthurt LGBTQ fan’ (as if such a thing even exists), I’m straight. Because apparently that makes my opinion valid now.

What is queerbaiting? 

There’s a pretty wide definition, actually, but the one that’s most relevant here is: it’s when you make very heavy references to queer relationships or even queer characters in your shows, but then you never follow through on these references. It’s done to increase viewership and draw LGBTQ fans in (because of the promise of positive representation). So basically, it’s a marketing technique, but a harmful one.

Why is queerbaiting harmful?

Think of it this way. You’re gay/bi/a lesbian, and people around you aren’t very accepting or are plain homophobic. You see these two men on TV, and you start thinking…wait, it looks like they’re in love. You go online and realize that you’re not the only one reading the show in this way - there are literally thousands of other people interpreting it the same way. So you tell everyone around you, look at these two men. They’re gay and in love, and this is a popular TV show, and it means that my sexuality and my feelings are valid, and there’s nothing wrong with how I feel. Everyone laughs at you and says “Nope, they aren’t in love. You’re delusional.” 

You think, okay, let them laugh. When this becomes cannon, they’ll know. The queer subtext is all there, and the writers wouldn’t dare not follow through on it, right? But sadly, the queer subtext remains just that: subtext. And suddenly all the homophobes around you stand validated.

But there’s no gay subtext in BBC Sherlock. It’s just a wishful ship.

Wrong. I’m not saying that everyone has to ship Johnlock, but no matter what you ship, you can’t deny the gay subtext in this show. People have written thousands of words worth of meta about it - and it all makes perfect sense. (I believe @inevitably-johnlocked has a master list - or she can link you to one). There are videos decoding all the gay subtext -  let’s take the example of TJLC Explained - 48 videos, and they add up to a total time of 37 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds - each one decoding a different aspect of the gay subtext in BBC Sherlock. Apart from the TJLC Explained series, there are a lot of other videos doing the same thing. Sure, a small number of such videos and meta are a little far-fetched, but the majority of them are well-referenced, well-written, and properly decode the various literary tropes used by BBC Sherlock. (Like, seriously, kudos to this fandom for being the absolute best meta-writers I have ever seen. You could turn half of these metas in as proper college essays.)

But the writers and BBC have said that there is no gay subtext.

The problem isn’t even so much with Johnlock not becoming cannon - it’s with the way Mofftiss and BBC have responded to being called out for their bullshit. Yes, they did a complete 180 around the time of season 4, saying “that is not the story we want to tell” and “it has never been implied that John and Sherlock are in love”. When so many people, literally thousands, are reading your show the exact same way, it’s because you put the subtext in there. Saying anything else is an insult to our intelligence - and again, it’s blatant queerbaiting and feeding heteronormativity and straight culture.

*yawn* Heteronormativity and straight culture are myths.

In His Last Vow, if Sherlock had come back to life for Molly or Irene Adler, everyone would insist that he’s in love with them. There would be no question about it. He came back to life for John, but him and John are eternal bros, right?

That, my friend, is heteronormativity right there.

Basically, you’re bitter that your ship didn’t become canon. 

LOL. Read above^ you think anyone would put in this much effort just because ‘their ship didn’t become canon’? The Johnlock community is literally comprised of people of all ages, sexualities, nationalities, and genders. So honestly, pegging us as ‘horny teenage fangirls’ - bit ridiculous. We aren’t waving flags and going around yelling “It’s gay because they looked at each other!”, we’re actually ANALYZING and DECODING the show. Before you label us, go read some meta, then tell us we’re still delusional for believing Johnlock could be real.

Besides, I don’t see such an uproar happening about hetero ships. You know why? Because they have representation, whereas LGBTQ representation in media is still severely lacking.

But artists have the right to do what they want with their art. 

Of course they do, but if my art offended an entire sect of society, I think I’d at least apologize, instead of blatantly denying everything and insulting the people who called me out for my bullshit. 

Additions to this post here

  • straight people: *sees a baby boy make any gesture of acknowledgment to a girl* w0w wHAT a ladIES MAN!!! such a stUD!!
  • also straight people: *sees someone age 13-19 being romantic with someone of the same gender* i just don't understand??? like you can't know that you're gay until you're an adult??? why do you have to force your gay agenda on the children™???

Y'know. What I want to know is why some people get their panties in a twist when a kid says ‘I’m trans!’ Or ‘I’m gay’.

Why do you say “you can’t know that yet!!” “Youre too young to know!” “Its just a phase!”

Like excuse me, but if they’re too young to know if they’re gay or trans, they’re too young to know if they’re straight too.

Everything is an experience; like a damn rollercoaster. And the sooner you start letting us figure ourselves out, the easier our lives will be for us.

Just because youre an ignorant bigot who thinks cis and straight is the default doesn’t mean you get to police everyones lives around you.

Do us a favor; take those ‘twisted panties’ of yours and gag yourself with them.
We dont need to hear your heteronormative bullshit anymore.
We get enough of it.

  • Handsome guy: hi
  • Me: hey
  • Inner me: please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay please be gay
  • what she says: im fine
  • what she means: scorpius and rose being together is the biggest load of heteronormative bullshit i have ever seen in all my years on this God forsaken planet and i will not stand for it. its so clear in the beginning that rose cares for no one but herself, and especially dislikes scorpius - scorpius, who imagined albus when surrounded by dementors trying to get him back. scorpius, who was heartbroken when albus said they couldn't hang out anymore. scorpius, whose only friend was albus and felt a pang of jealousy when watching him talk to a girl he had just met. the very thought that scorpius had a crush on rose, even after her mistreatment, is outrageous and the fact that she actually said yes to him is ridiculous

Dean and Seamus have been the one constant in each other’s lives since they were eleven years old, and are almost never seen apart, and hold hands and smile lovingly at each other and look after each other but because Dean dated one girl and Seamus took a girl to one dance they couldn’t possibly EVER be in a relationship, right?!?

Thoughts on Shipping

The funny thing about people dissing gay ships is that they’d absolutely love most of them if they were straight.

Take Destiel, for example. Can you just imagine if Castiel was originally introduced as a female character? How everyone would be all over it saying all the stuff we say now like how Cas gave up everything for Dean and how Dean went near crazy when he lost Cas?

Or Johnlock. How everybody would totally ship it because John is the only person to ever really elicit emotion from Sherlock, as long as Johns actually replaced by a female of course. Irene, Molly, hell I bet some people would rather stick Sherlock with Mrs. Hudson rather than consider that he could be gay.

I’m just mad that we all get called rabid shippers who try and force everything to be gay when the real problem is people trying to force everything to be straight.

All I want to get is a little bit closer
All I want to know is, can you come a little closer?

Temperance and Cora Forever, no heteronormative bullshit is getting between this love. 

Thank you @anafigreen for fulfilling my #1 fantasy, well… PG fantasy.