Very important video. I had to cut it this way for time and had cut out some things I didnt want to. So click here for the full uncut lecture of Jordan B Peterson explaining
how ideas have people rather than the other way around,
how ideas have people rather than the other way around, and a rundown on
collectivism, identity politics, neo-marxism, and post modernism. He also explains post structuralism which is nested in post modernism, but he only calls it post modernism.
I just call it all ‘social justice ideology’ or ‘marxian philosophy’. He actually gives a very short short explanation of marxian conflict theories, but calls it post modernism too.
“when push comes to shove, you see how much concern there is among
the radical feminists for the rights of women… If pushing those rights forward doesnt undermine the ‘western patriarchy’, we’ll take the undermining and leave the damn rights behind”
“I’ve always been of the idea, especially reading
Jung, people dont have ideas, ideas have people… It’s not like every social justice warrior is a… post modernist, but the ideas are distributed among them like they’re distributed among a mob, and when you put the whole mob together, you get the whole post modernism thing happening at the same time”
Dean Winchester is an omega but he has to keep it a secret because his father is a major presidential nominee and having an unmated omega son would hurt his campaign
Dean poses as a beta and often attends night club scenes to pose as the “playboy” type
He gets into an argument with his father about it because he doesn’t like the scent blockers and hates hiding who he is
It ends badly and Dean ends up drinking at the closest bar, his only desire to be fucked good and hard because he’s an omega and that’s what he likes
Its just his luck when the hottest alpha he’s ever laid eyes on, with a scent so enticing that his’s nearly drooling, takes a seat next to him and offers to buy him another drink
Dean accepts and the next thing he knows he’s up against a bathroom stall door being fucked within an inch of his life but its so, so, so good. the best sex he’s ever had and he comes (untouched) so hard that he sees stars
When the alpha’s knot recedes he’s disappointed that he will probably never see the alpha again and will have to go about his normal, shitty life once more
They leave the bathroom separately and Dean never learns his name
Weeks pass since the incident and Dean’s life is miserable, until one morning where he starts living in a living hell
Because one morning, after weeks since being fucked by a stranger, he wakes up with a sickly sweet scent on his skin: he’s pregnant
For days he wallows in the news, thanking the gods that his scent blockers also block the scent of his pregnancy
Until the night of the first presidential debate between his father and the rival candidate Naomi Novak
Because as her family takes their seats, he catches a whiff of a familiar scent, the one his nose was filled with the night after the argument with his father
He whips around to see the alpha from the bar sitting in the seat reserved for “Castiel Novak” the eldest son of his father’s rival, and Dean’s pregnant with his kid
And sooner or later, Dean’s going to begin to show it
Unsurprisingly, anti-shipping - made up primarily of young Tumblrites - adopts and practices their gatekeeping techniques and applies their philosophies. For example:
all kink is bad and abusive (swerfs). many antis are anti-kink and consider fanworks containing kink to be ‘normalizing abuse’. Fics focusing on sex are monitored carefully for clear-cut enthusiastic consent/consent issues may not be touched on in any way.
women cannot be trusted with their own sexual desires (terfs). transformative fandom is a majority women/dfab(/nb/trans) space. nsfw fandom content is heavily policed by antis for purity, safety, and being ‘too fetishistic’/’not realistic enough’, and the popularity of mlm is considered ‘self-loathing’.
corollary: only women have bad turn-ons/sexual interests (consequently anyone who has an unapproved turn-on is classed as a woman, whether they are one or not) (terfs, regs). antis frequently imply or outright say that ships they hate/’yaoi’ are only shipped by nasty women/’fujoshis’ and deny the identities of non-female people who contradict them.
asexuals and sometimes bisexuals ‘don’t count’ as part of the non-straight community (regs). Headcanoning a character as mlm/wlw is fine, but headcanoning a character as bi is only acceptable if you are pairing that character up with someone of the same gender, and headcanoning a character as ace is sometimes even considered homophobic (because not showing interest in the opposite sex in canon means they must be LG, and headcanoning something else is ‘taking away’ potential LG representation.) (pansexuality often doesn’t exist in this model.)
transgender people only count if they medically transition and are on on the gender binary (terfs)*. therefore, depicting trans people in ways that are gender-nonconforming or as not medically transitioning is harmful, and fanworks must be carefully monitored for these harmful depictions.
the behavior of a person determines whether their gender/sexual identity can be acknowledged as ‘real’ (respectability politics, all exclusionists). non-straight/non-cis identities will only be recognized on the contingency that the non-straight/non-cis person is being a ‘good fandom member’ (that is, following the rules of anti-shippers). If they ship bad things or create bad fanworks they are ‘cishet women’.
nobody can interact with anything that doesn’t exactly match their identity/experiences, and other gatekeeping practices (all exclusionists). antis decide who is allowed or not allowed to create fandom content based on the identity and personal experiences of the creator. everybody who deviates from writing about their own identity or experience is just ‘fetishizing’ or ‘erasing’ the identity or experiences of others. relatedly, anyone who does something that’s out of line with anti-shipping is expelled from the community (they are called ‘cishet’) and any content they create depicting LGBT+ experiences are considered appropriation.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but I hope is clearly shows why I think that anti-shipping is highly influenced by exclusionist groups in fandom spaces.
*’truscum’ must also toe the TERF party line or they also become part of the problem. Respectability politics is a nasty thing.
She’s a character that was created for the Batman animated universe and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. It’s traditionally the fate of characters created in expanded universes to just fade away once the piece ends, but Detective Montoya joined the relatively small list of characters (like Harley Quinn, Mas y Menos, X-23, and Phil Coulson) to make the tough jump from expanded universe to the original comics.
First, she started guest starring in Batman and other comics related to Gotham City before becoming a major character in Gotham Central, a comic series that focuses on the Gotham police department. In that series, she is outed as a lesbian in an attempt to discredit her. She gets disowned by her religious parents and eventually quits the force out of disdain for the corruption she sees.
Then she becomes a major character in yet another comic series, 52 where her sexuality is NOT erased, her interracial lesbian relationship is shown and furthers her own character development, and she befriends The Question, a prominent DC superhero. Eventually, he passes on the torch and moniker to her and she becomes The Question.
So there we have it. A queer woman of color became The Question after starting as a side character in a non-canon animated television show.