@ people saying it was queerbait before the kiss: nO?? ?WE WATCHED A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP DEVELOP AT A NORMAL PACE !!! IT WAS NEVER QUEERBAIT, IT WAS THERE THE WHOLE TIME !!! IT WAS CANON WAY BEFORE THE KISS
This show literally did what EVERYONE wants the media to do with an lgbt relationship which is DEPICT IT AS A NATURAL THING. Instead of doing what EVERY show has done when writing a gay relationship which is being like “LOOK AT THE GAY COUPLE BEING GAY THEY ARE G A Y” and defining the relationship according to that, Yuri on Ice didn’t NEED to outright say “These men are in love” because it was so?? obvious?? I just. Please don’t discredit the first half of this show as “queerbaiting” when it was literally just the most beautifully natural and healthy development of a queer relationship we’ve ever witnessed in anime. Viktuuri has always been canon. This kiss just reaffirmed it in a really blunt way.
I hate the way we can’t just like or dislike things anymore. Everything has to be a debate. If you dislike a thing, you have to prove that it’s objectively bad, preferably by calling it whatever-ist or whatever-phobic. And if you like a thing, you better be prepared to defend that preference against people who’ll tell you it’s whatever-ist or whatever-phobic.
Screw that. I like things because I like them. I dislike things because I dislike them. I don’t have to justify anything if I don’t want to, and other people sure as hell don’t have to justify anything to me. It’s okay to like different things. That’s why the world is so full of stuff, so that there’s something in it for everyone.
You can make a disability stop being a disability without curing it.
Example: eyesight problems.
Before the invention of corrective lenses and glasses, people who had significantly worse eyesight than average were disabled. They couldn’t work, couldn’t learn, couldn’t even get around the house and do things like cooking and cleaning in some cases. Then corrective glasses became widely available and relatively cheap, and puff, it stopped being a disability. I mean, if we were to stop making glasses and lenses and destroyed all the existing ones, it would become a disability once again, but it’s probably not happening.
The reason? A lot of people need corrective glasses or lenses. The vast majority in some countries. More than 10-20 percent pretty much everywhere you go. Maybe not everyone needs them daily and at all times, but the majority of people will require corrective glasses at some point in their lives. Which is why the glasses/lenses market is huge, and making them is profitable. This is a kind of accommodation a lot of people need, so it has a big demand on the market, so it’s accommodated most of the time, so it’s no longer a disability.
Literally it would work with any disability. If the majority of the world would require mobility aids, suddenly the market would be flooded with wheelchairs, canes and other devices. If the majority of the world would need hearing aids, suddenly you’d be able to buy them in Target for a really low price. If the majority of the world was autistic, suddenly things like protective headphones, sensory friendly clothes, AAC devices and stim toys would be available in every supermarket. That’s how capitalism works.
So yeah, it’s totally possible to “cure” a disability without actually curing the person. Just make accommodations for that disability profitable to produce, distribute and sell, and that’s it.