social-justice-ish

If this makes me unpopular, so be it, but

Why the fuck is everyone being a bitch about Jared Leto winning an Oscar? He did an amazing job in that role and helped tell an extremely important story about people who suffer from AIDS.

Hold on, let me guess. HE WASN’T TRANS SO HE SHOULDN’T PLAY A TRANS ROLE. HE TOOK THAT ROLE AWAY FROM A TRANS PERSON.

It’s called acting for a reason people. If only trans people are allowed to act as trans people, does that mean…

…only overweight people can play overweight characters?

…only gay people can play gay characters?

…only doctors can play doctor characters?

…only AIDS victims can play AIDS victims?

and by reversal, does that mean…

…white men are ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY WHITE MALE CHARACTERS?

…trans people are ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY TRANS CHARACTERS? (I should hope fucking not.)

…gay people are ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY GAY CHARACTERS? (Same reply)

…overweight people are ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY OVERWEIGHT CHARACTERS? (And again.)

…people with AIDS are ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY CHARACTERS WITH AIDS?

How miserably fucking stupid. Acting is about becoming another person. Trying to identify with their struggles and their triumphs. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, Leto is richer for the experience. Maybe now he better understands the struggle of trans people. Isn’t that a good thing?

Let’s say the cast was different. Matthew McConaughey’s character is played by an actor who actually suffers from AIDS. And Leto’s character was played by a trans actor. What would be different?

Nobody would watch it.

It is an unfortunate, extremely upsetting truth. In America, we have a star system when it comes to films. The bigger the name, the bigger the fame. So anyone arguing that Leto “stole the Oscar from a trans person,” don’t kid yourself. It is extremely unlikely that this movie would have even been made without its star cast, and it definitely wouldn’t have been noticed without them. Leto and McConaughey were dedicated to bringing this story to the big screen! It was years in the making, and it probably would have failed without them.

Because of their presence, an important story was seen around the world. A story about living with AIDS, one of the most terrifying diseases on Earth. Because beyond the importance of Leto’s role as a transgender woman, this story is about AIDS victims. That’s the truth.

bunmom replied to your post “[[MOR]the fact that “tumblr trans” people and transtrenders make me…”

the concept of “transtrenders” is really really harmful. who are we to say what other people identify as? there’s not a test to see whether one is ~truly trans~ or not. people are allowed to explore other genders :/

You’re right, people are allowed to explore other genders and I am 1000% for the exploration of gender identity as part of figuring out who you are. But there are cis people who push themselves into the community who feel no dysphoria and are completely comfortable with their assigned gender and sex, but call themselves trans anyway because they don’t completely fit into societal expectations of gender which is actually harmful for everyone and just reinforces gender roles. Those are the people I’m referring to.

I love when people try to say that skinny shaming isn’t as bad as fat shaming by saying “WELL YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND CLOTHES TO FIT YOU” like no fuck off i went shopping for a suit today in the 3rd biggest shopping centre in england and 1 suit fit me but the waist was too big because they don’t make them any smaller

Metal Girl(BVS)

Request: the reader is a metahuman and Lex knows so he invites them to a party. The reader is a famous author who also does journalism, hence one of the reasons they were invited to the party. Lex takes the time to allow them to interview him and before he knows it, he’s actually interested in them not for being a metahuman But because of their amazing personality.

Note: their superpower is the bending of metal (shoutout to my marvel trouble child magneto), I made a fake-ish social justice issue that’s happening in Metropolis

Keep reading