When told that having a lesbian sleep with a man is one of the most overused, homophobic tropes on TV, this is Bryan Fuller’s reply. I suppose lesbians don’t count, according to him. Also, I fucking HATE when people with influence do this - he directed the full force of his 78k followers on that person for calling his shit out. I didn’t bother to censor their twitter because it’s already been deleted. What a piece of shit.
I think it’s so cool that there are like 13-18 year olds who blog about social justice, feminism and politics and stuff on tumblr. When I was that age, I was a little shithead. When I see a fourteen year old schooling someone on racism/transphobia/feminism & other social justice stuff, it makes me hopeful for the future.
Ubisoft is releasing an RPG game in 2014 called Child of Light, featuring a female protagonist. Like most games with female protagonists, it’s getting almost NO marketing and therefore no hype! Check it out, share it around. It looks really cute and I think we ALL want more video games with female protagonists to succeed!
if we should let cishet people into lgbtqia+ support groups, why stop there? cancer support groups? let everyone in! alcoholics anonymous? WHY JUST FOR ADDICTS? diabetes support groups? that’s discrimination against people without diabetes!
trans person: it sure sucks that cis people are killing us cis person: not all cis people stop being hateful to cis people you’re just as bad as transphobes if you transgenders are not nice to us then we won’t support you! trans person: if your support hinges on us being nice to you, you’re not a good person. please stop messaging me. cis person: you’re just immature and you just want attention no wonder no one has respect for you trans person: you’re not exactly proving that you’re a great person here cis person: STOP HARASSING ME!!11
All we ask is that the staff at Rooster Teeth please stop using this word. This isn’t a call for them to become any more “PG” this is a call for them to become a safer and more welcoming place for the mentally disabled.
TW for ableist & homophobic slurs under the link. Someone (I’m not sure if it was someone on tumblr or not, sorry) has created a petition to RT to stop using the R-word. I’m not sure how much good it’ll do, and I’m not sure if RT will listen, but it doesn’t really hurt and it may raise awareness to the people at RT regarding how many people care about this issue. Sign & signal boost, please!
The difference is choice. Meg CHOOSES to love her body and to dress ‘provocatively’, and she can choose to dress however she pleases and share whatever photos she pleases with us. She (and Gavin) did NOT choose to share that particular photo with us, which is why it’s a breach of privacy. This is what body positivity is all about - your choices about your clothing and your body DOES NOT revoke your right to privacy, body autonomy or choices.
I just cannot comprehend the amount of self-deception it takes to think that ‘female privilege’ genuinely exists. Is their reality really so warped that they look around and genuinely think that? It’s just incredible to me that MRAs and anti-feminists can have that little awareness of the world around them. If they were lying about it, that would be one thing, but they genuinely believe this shit.
I’m so sick of the ‘they’re anti-feminist because they are performing for the male gaze’ argument when it comes to artists like Nicki Minaj. Dictating what women should wear is anti-feminist, and women shouldn’t have to wear sweat pants & a hoodie in order for their message to be important.
Talking about what women should and should not be wearing in order to avoid the male gaze puts all responsibility for the male gaze on women, which is where it already sits. It’s not about women having to stop dressing a certain way it’s about men not looking.
What oppression is: being tortured physically for who/what you are, being treated differently/unjustly for who/what you are, being forced to do what others want you to do because of who/what you are. Having acid thrown in your face for speaking your mind. Being starved for who/what you are. IE having no control over your life because of who you are.
What oppression isn’t: somebody saying a word you don’t agree with/don’t like/are offended by.
The ‘WHY LABELS THO WE’RE ALL JUST PEOPLE’ thing like fucking everything has a label, that’s basically what language is. And some people just have no idea the sincere relief in realising that there’s a name for how you feel, and that other people go through this and there’s a place where you belong. And differences & identities should be celebrated, not erased or ignored.
Now that Tina & Ray have started dating, just a quick reminder that RT staff’s personal lives are private, and anything they do choose to share with us is a gift. This goes for any relationships regarding the staff at RT - don’t overstep.
A lot of popular posts go round tumblr where someone’s made a funny mistake, like they’ve spelled something wrong, or they don’t know about something and their ignorance about it is funny in some way. I laugh at these posts good-naturedly, and then I go check on their blog. And you know what? 90% of the time, their blog doesn’t exist any more, and that makes me sad. It makes me sad that these people are literally bullied off tumblr for a simple mistake - a mistake that anyone could make. We have a real issue with bullying culture on tumblr that culminates in vicious harassment over simple mistakes, and it has to stop. Don’t send anon hate. Just don’t do it. You’re better than that, tumblr.