I completely agree, dear nonnie, and I said the same thing in a post several weeks ago. Had it been Daniel who returned rather than Marian, had it been Regina placed in Robin’s position by a sorcerer seeking revenge against Robin rather than Zelena seeking revenge against her, had she tried to pick up the pieces of her life by attempting to love the man she loved years ago all over again but instead found herself the victim of a vicious deception and carrying her deceiver’s child, how would we want Robin to respond to her?
With compassion. With understanding. With the assurance that they would work through this together, that he wouldn’t leave her because of an unplanned pregnancy, that he still loved her, even knowing the road ahead of them would be difficult, even knowing that the baby she carries isn’t his, and that because he loves her, he will also love her child. That is what we would want. That is what we would expect.
So why is Robin afforded any less compassion? I would state it’s because he is a man, and the environment here on tumblr can be toxic when it comes to males of the species. Far more disturbing is the fact that there are those who use their dislike of a ship as an excuse to troll blogs that celebrate it and seek to sow the seeds of discord, and/or allow their dislike of a fictional character to serve as justification to attack the actor who portrays him/her.
To those people, I have two words for you: Grow up. To those who can carry on intelligent discussions without resorting to childish tactics or overt negativity,regardless of fandom, series or ship, you’re welcome to stop by my inbox anytime. :)