Daily reminder that you watching any given show on TV doesn’t matter at all, no one is counting your view unless you have a Nielsen box in your household.
Got one of these bad boys?
Then your television view DOES NOT MATTER. No one is counting what you watch. You do not affect ratings.
How do ratings work?
Basically like several thousand families have these boxes attached to their TVs. These people are a sample group and represent all of the country! Yeah, just several thousand families. These families each represent like… thousands of families “just like them.” Ratings are estimated figures based ONLY ON NIELSEN FAMILIES.
So. Your view on television doesn’t matter. At all.
Support a show in different ways but ratings are not it. I’m sure people pay attention to online chatter, trends in social media, views on legitimate videos, etc… So, y’know. Do that stuff. Spend money on the content. Whatev.
This is mostly for the SU crowd but it applies to literally every show ya’ll like.
Lets come up with some hypothetical scenario. Say I wanted to make a gender bend, say I wanted to turn Lance Mcclain from a user of he/him pronouns, to a user of she/her pronouns. Lance as a boy, looks like this
So, I’m gonna genderbend this character, ready? The picture of Lance below is now Lance Mcclain but now they will be a girl
Are you surprised? Well I wouldn’t be surprised if you were, since common genderbends usually make that character into stereotypes for that gender
When you genderbend a character you are implying that
All people fit on the gender binary
All characters are cisgendered
Someone who uses she/her pronouns must look traditionally feminine while a user of he/him pronouns must look traditionally masculine
And when you Change Lance’s name to Laura or Lily or whatever the fuck, your implying that names have to change with your gender identity
So artists, your art is amazing and lovely and you have great skills! But when your idea of a gender-bend is turning a teen aged boy into a character with big boobs and an hourglass figure, guess what, that is harmful!
I know making art is hard and it’s very time consuming and I’m greatful artists with such great skills wanna draw for our fandoms! Your amazing! But you have to know your media will spread and when someone who’s young sees that art and starts thinking that in order to be a girl you must look ‘feminine’, that affects how they view the world! And they take those stereotypes with them.
You want proof? You don’t believe me? I used to be that child! I was young and impressionable and I saw these amazing drawings and for a while I thought that in order for me to be a girl I had to look like those girls in the pictures! And when I looked at the girls section of the clothes store and I didn’t want to wear anything that was there, It did tremendous damage on my self confidence!
I was going through reblogs and reading tags and @occultgoths brought to my attention that genderbends are also intersexist! Since the implication that in order to belong to a certain identity, you have to have a certain pair of genitals or ‘look like’ that certain identity is also harmful to intersex people! Thank you to that person for bringing this to my attention!
TL;DR: GENDER-BENDS ARE HARMFUL! AND AWFULLY CISSEXIST AND TRANSPHOBIC! PLEASE STOP MAKING THEM! NO MATTER WHAT FANDOM YOU ARE IN!
When I was over in Japan, a Hong Kong dude started jaywalking across a street to bypass the traffic, but his friend started yelling at him shouting in Cantonese, “Hey, don’t jaywalk! People will think we’re from the mainland!"