IMPORTANT REMEMBER THAT
A pedophile if you are sexually attracted to REAL LIFE prepubescent children
A rapist if you force sex or anything of a sexual nature onto A REAL LIFE person without their consent
A abuser if you physically beat A REAL LIFE person or emotionally abuse someone
YOU ARE NOT
A pedophile if you ship characters together that are younger or a ship something with a age gap
A rapist if you ship something considered “problematic”
A abuser if you post/draw/write about a ship that is considered “problematic”
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Understand the difference between FICTION vs REALITY.
One thing Anti’s like to say to counter people who ship “problematic” thing is that
“oh well if you want representation in fiction or that when a /insert thing here/ is wrong you get all upset!!! See fiction does effect reality”
I need you all to know that yes shows or books and things like that do effect reality to a point, but just because things CSI or Criminal Minds or any horror movie ever made exists doesn’t mean that all of a sudden crime and murder just started happening more. Why should I hate and not support things like Killing Stalking just because it shows “problematic” things?
This is where the fiction vs reality thing comes in to play.
Just because you see a movie/show/video game or anything do something
IT DOESN’T PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO THOSE THINGS
Yes there are very very impressionable people out there who see something like GTA and are like “yup I’m gonna steal a car now” but just because a few people are stupid doesn’t mean we should censor everything and act like art is something that must be moderated.
If someone sees some fluffy fanart of JD/Veronica and genuinely thinks that their relationship is something completely healthy and normal then they probably take a second and then learn some things about the real world.
Does this mean we should get rid of that nice fluffy fanart because a few people are too stupid to understand that’s not how things actually work?
We shouldn’t punish and shame and hide art because it doesn’t fit into a few peoples ideal.
Everyone has the right to draw or write anything they want as long as they can tell the difference between their art and the real world.
You don’t need to have been raped or abused previously to ship “problematic” things because its a “coping” method.
Understand the difference between lines on a paper or pixals on a screen from a living, breathing, actual human being.
Don’t tell someone to “kill themselves” or that their “rapists” “abusers” “pedophiles” because they ship something you don’t like.
Don’t tell people who just say they don’t ship something that their “attacking people” or anything like that.
If someone ships something you don’t like or you see something that triggers you
BLOCK THE PERSON
BLOCK THE TAG
B L O C K
That mechanism exists for a reason.
Ship what you ship.
Don’t ship whatever you want.
Just don’t actually hurt or attack anyone
Stop being dicks to each other and just get on with your life.