And its not just Abbie Mills…
Its Martha from Doctor Who, its their issue with Spock choosing Uhura, its why a game that won’t come out until 2014 has a tag full of hate for the visible WoC (Dragon Age). Its watching Tara get hit with the full sadism of an entire fandom. Its why Lavender Brown was racialized as black until she became important to the plot and had romantic scenes with a main character. Its people claiming Mako Mori wasn’t independent enough and that Dr. Watson isn’t believable as an Asian WoC.
There’s a trend here, and it all relates to the idea that WoC can’t be central characters without becoming fandoms most hated with with double standards, racist code speak, and total erasure, because the same ‘isms that impact us in real life don’t go away just because we’re online.
If someone has spent years and years studying botany, I yield to their authority when it comes to plants.
If someone has spent countless hours reading important documents relating to the human body, I yield to their authority on biology.
Why then does the anti-SJ crowd think that they, with absolutely no point of reference or knowledge base on sociopolitical issues, think they’re equipped to argue with people about a subject they just learned about yesterday?
Everyone from political scientists to social scientists to linguists to historians to sociologists to anthropologists for decades have written thousands of works about privilege, so on what planet do you think I should care that you think it doesn’t exist because a black girl was mean to you in middle school, or a gay guy hurt your feelings when he said Mackelmore sucks?
Some snippy-ass anon was getting down on a friend of mine for daring to feel good about herself and then I got mad and drew a comic about my feelings.
If you would reblog this that would be GREAT!! because i don’t think enough people know or realize this because we’re taught to hate ourselves all our lives fuck
+1 adorable corgi too
hell yes corgis
Yes good lesson
my body deserves to take up space. that is an incredibly difficult idea for me to get into my head sometimes.
I should read this every day, because I feel this way far too much.
- Don’t tone police. It is NOT your right to dictate how someone should react to their oppression.
- Don’t demand a detailed explanation. You’re basically asking the person to justify their call out. It’s exhausting, many resources are available, and often this is just a way to try and…
This is so perfect and a must-read for everyone.
if you ever feel bad about yourself just remember that if you were a fictional character people would probably love you for all your flaws and quirks and mannerisms that you probably hate so just remember that okay ilu
why is this literally the most uplifting post I’ve seen in weeks thank you
if I were a fictional character I’d get written out in the tv series adaptation
yeah but i mean, people would be devastated and angry about it. still a victory imo.
I like how people act like you can’t be racist and sleep with a person of color as if misogynists don’t sleep with women all the time
One of times when comparing the two works perfectly.
To the people who said ‘my childhood is ruined’ when they found out Raven is a lesbian