You may or may not have heard that an MTV reporter talked to DP about the “hate” they have both received from Westallen fans for shipping SB. Obviously we know that none of us have ever sent her hate, but unfortunately they are bigger names and it paints us in a bullying light. It’s the same argument people who try to say that calling out racism is worse than racism itself use.
So I just want to urge my fellow Iris West and Westallen fans to not respond to this. The temptation is strong because we know we’re in the right, but there’s no use trying to change their minds. They’ll just use it as more evidence that we want to spread hate. In fact, just as DP said she uses the mute button on us, do yourselves a favor and do the same. If you think you’ll ever be tempted to @ her? Just unfollow/mute/block. Do whatever you have to do to avoid seeing the promotion of a ship that erases Candice, and to avoid being filled with rage.
The important thing is to make our love of Candice, Iris and Westallen strong and loud. Tweeting hate and negativity about the other team just adds to the conversation about them. So let’s talk about what we love instead! Don’t give hits and comments to these places that ignore or demean Iris. Instead let’s find and promote the places that are willing to do justice to our leading lady. Thanks!
- Snape’s love for Lily wasn’t just a crush.
- Snape VS The Marauders wasn’t rivalry.
- Snape’s anger toward Sirius wasn’t a childhood grudge.
- Snape wasn’t friendzoned.
- Snape wasn’t a blood supremacist.
- Snape wasn’t a stalker.
- Snape wasn’t a coward.
- Snape wasn’t a mass murderer.
- Snape wasn’t evil.
So you know how teenage Sirius Black practically tried to kill Snape with his “prank” using Remus Lupin as the murder weapon? What if he was successful? Not only would he have killed an innocent boy, but can you also imagine the mental effects it would have had on Lupin to find out he killed a student while he was in werewolf form?
I don’t care that he was part of the Marauders and that they all have some part in bullying Snape. I doubt Lupin would have wanted him dead. Especially at the hands of himself.
This shows that not only was Sirius Black a reckless teenager who was willing to kill a student just because he didn’t like him, but that he was willing to use his friend to do it no matter the consequences to Remus’ mental status afterwards. I’m sorry, but what kind of friend is that? What kind of human being is that?
WHEN DAN TALKED ABOUT CRYING WHEN BULLIES PICKED ON HIM I WANTED TO JUMP INTO A FUCKING TIME MACHINE, SCISSOR KICK THOSE ASSHOLES AND SHOVE LITTLE DANNY IN THE PROTECTIVE WARMTH OF MY BOSOM I WILL FIGHT
I’m not a fan of punishments of any sort,
mainly because they don’t work. Or at least they don’t work the way we
think they do. Yes, since I’m bigger and stronger than a child, I can
bully him into doing what I want, but what I’m teaching him, no matter
how many times I say “I’m doing this for your own good,” is that bigger
and stronger people, those with more power, get to tell the weak what to
do. Even when children comply in the face of these threats, they aren’t
doing so because they’ve seen the wisdom of their ways, but rather
because of the external “motivation” of punishment. I want the children I
teach to be internally motivated to do the right thing, rather than to simply obey, and you just can’t get there through punishment.