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Show the world we want a phone worth keeping! #phonebloks


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pinoyftm:

For any of our Filipino followers or anyone interested in learning about transgenderism from a Filipino perspective, we’ll be having a twitter discussion moderated by Rappler’s Shakira Sision & Pinoy G4M (no relation to us).
Trans participants will primarily be members of PinoyFTM and Ms. Bemz Benedito, but expect other Filipino trans preople to participate.
Thursday, 9PM Philippine Standard Time onwards. Use the hashtag #TransQA
See you there!

pinoyftm:

For any of our Filipino followers or anyone interested in learning about transgenderism from a Filipino perspective, we’ll be having a twitter discussion moderated by Rappler’s Shakira Sision & Pinoy G4M (no relation to us).

Trans participants will primarily be members of PinoyFTM and Ms. Bemz Benedito, but expect other Filipino trans preople to participate.

Thursday, 9PM Philippine Standard Time onwards. Use the hashtag #TransQA

See you there!


magicbuffet:

eatimitationcrab:

Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness — You’ll Thank Me Later

I seriously teared up and then sat for a moment and thought about the person in my life who has made a difference and who I’d like to thank.

Try it yourself.

this made me cry gdssaaaahhdjjh

Crying so hard. Oh god, the tears.


10.09 / 3
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This was supposed to be a shallow, fandom blog.

nigiyakapepper:

alekibutt:

No more.

Everything will he HAPPY VAPID FUNTIME from here on.

boy if i had 50 bucks for every time you said that

id treat you for ur birfday :’>

IKR

I have isssuues man.


annavonsyfert:

brains man, what’s their DEAL

It’s been a long road for me to get to the point where I’ve come to stop being a jerk and doubting people who want to be close with me and just quietly prepare myself for the likelihood it’s all lies.
Y’know, quietly to myself and not to their faces because that’s the polite thing to do. /o\

annavonsyfert:

brains man, what’s their DEAL

It’s been a long road for me to get to the point where I’ve come to stop being a jerk and doubting people who want to be close with me and just quietly prepare myself for the likelihood it’s all lies.

Y’know, quietly to myself and not to their faces because that’s the polite thing to do. /o\


This was supposed to be a shallow, fandom blog.

No more.

Everything will he HAPPY VAPID FUNTIME from here on.


itswalky:

eccentricitymeetsinsanity:

pastelmorgue:

brodieroset:

THIS EXACTLY THIS.

I want to hand this out like a fucking flier

Stop using the term feminist. It’s such a misnomer! A feminist would indeed be someone who works for female superiority, gender equality is what you’re fighting for. You’re an equal rights activist. If you want to be labeled, pick the correct label……

finally a dude has risen up to tell ladies what “feminism” means
as foretold by prophesy

What most feminists don’t realize however is that the movement is so diverse and by NAFALTing, you effectively sweep what you and others might consider the more problematic sides of your movement under the rug.
Such as, the fact of the matter is, a large vocal chunk of Feminists besides 4th wavers still believe in Schrodinger’s Rapist. A large chunk of feminists still believe Women face a disproportionately greater chance of violence and rape in the western world, despite evidence that proves otherwise, also in part because of the belief that rape is only penetration and only men can rape men.
It’s not as if there aren’t large parts of the movement who ARE man-hating. Great that you’re not, but people aren’t drawing these assumptions about feminism out of thin air. There are loud, very visible parts of the movement who have just as much stake to the feminist label.
Yeah, assumptions aren’t great, but neither is making it out to be that your movement is blameless and that it’s just other people’s fault for not being able to tell the difference between one sort of feminist and the other?
Inb4 True Scotsmen.

itswalky:

eccentricitymeetsinsanity:

pastelmorgue:

brodieroset:

THIS EXACTLY THIS.

I want to hand this out like a fucking flier

Stop using the term feminist. It’s such a misnomer! A feminist would indeed be someone who works for female superiority, gender equality is what you’re fighting for. You’re an equal rights activist. If you want to be labeled, pick the correct label……

finally a dude has risen up to tell ladies what “feminism” means

as foretold by prophesy

What most feminists don’t realize however is that the movement is so diverse and by NAFALTing, you effectively sweep what you and others might consider the more problematic sides of your movement under the rug.

Such as, the fact of the matter is, a large vocal chunk of Feminists besides 4th wavers still believe in Schrodinger’s Rapist. A large chunk of feminists still believe Women face a disproportionately greater chance of violence and rape in the western world, despite evidence that proves otherwise, also in part because of the belief that rape is only penetration and only men can rape men.

It’s not as if there aren’t large parts of the movement who ARE man-hating. Great that you’re not, but people aren’t drawing these assumptions about feminism out of thin air. There are loud, very visible parts of the movement who have just as much stake to the feminist label.

Yeah, assumptions aren’t great, but neither is making it out to be that your movement is blameless and that it’s just other people’s fault for not being able to tell the difference between one sort of feminist and the other?

Inb4 True Scotsmen.


Lintek.: theeamericanpsycho: This whole “defend Disney whitewashing” makes me... →

theeamericanpsycho:

theeamericanpsycho:

This whole “defend Disney whitewashing” makes me feel like shit because basically it’s saying that I don’t deserve representation because I’m not white. It tells little kids of color that us POC Aren’t desirable enough to center a story around, and people defending it…

Whitewashing also means disproportionately focusing on fairytales that take place in predominately white areas. I’ve seen plenty of posts on tumblr defending Disney or claiming disinterest or uninterest about the topic of all-white Disney casts. The fact is, although you can make a claim that Disney has some ladies of color, very few are actually the protagonists in their stories (Meg isn’t, Esmeralda isnt, Jasmine isn’t, Lilo really isn’t too much, Tiana is mostly a frog, Pocohantas is grossly inaccurate and involves the white savior trope more than it condemns imperialism, Mulan is heavily anglicized and features Chinese stereotypes and the dehumization of the Huns). The nine out of thirteen Disney Princesses (tm) are white, all the heroes of their stories and they all take place in mystical fairytale land (unlike Mulan, Pocohantas, The Princess and the Frog, and Aladdin). By featuring mostly white protagonists and many MANY all-white casts (even in 2012 and 2013), Disney perpetuates the belief that only white skinned people with Anglo features (the Eurocentric standard of beauty is the American standard of beauty, it’s the whole western world’s standard of beauty) are more desirable and marketable than PoC and, more importantly, the standard of normalcy or the default human.
Yes, Frozen takes place in Scandinavia. It’s also a story about trolls, magic, and talking snowmen. What’s so wrong about asking for representation in a movie with fantastical elements? Because there are people of color in Scandinavia anyway, why am I wrong when I criticize Disney for not having a single brown person in a movie with anthropomorphic snowmen?
Please do not dismiss my experiences as a WoC in the western world as the ranting a of some SJ-blogger. I’m only one of millions of people who grew up without accurate representation and can identify Disney as a negative or unhelpful force in the movement to instill more confidence in kids of color.

I greatly question your redefining of what constitutes as white washing. I’m sorry but that may be your own personal view on it, but you cannot possibly say that that should be a generally accepted definition when it has not historically, conversationally, practically, or frequently been used that capacity. Call it pandering to white audiences, call it homogeneity, call it aversion to diversity, but find something else to call it other than white washing.

I’m not even arguing that it’s not a bad practice or that there’s nothing wrong with them doing so. I just believe expanding the definition of white washing to something that wide does nothing to help and is even unfair to things that do fit under the established definition of white washing.

Here’s another thing, you are presenting the different sides of this argument as such a false dichotomy. You complain in your original post about people defending white washing and then go on to say that it literally means that people think ethnic minorities in America don’t deserve representation. But now, you seem to expand it to people who feel indifferent and people who don’t have problems with the way the cast has been made for the latest few Disney movies.

There is a whole ocean between someone defending the act of white washing and someone who does not really care. This is not a black and white matter, and you cannot just strawman people that way.

I personally would like to see more diversity as well. I’d like to see a SEA princess. I’d like to see an African one or one from South America. But I don’t have a fight to pick with Frozen over the fact that they have an all-white cast. Would I think it would be better if it was more diverse? Of course! But it’s a huge leap to say that my not having a huge problem with it or indifference means I affirm that people of non-white ethnic backgrounds do not deserve representation. It is completely disingenuous to push that position on myself or others who may be more neutral like myself.

I actually wouldn’t claim Disney has a lot of WOC because they only have one: Tiana. POC/WOC is a term that is used to call ethnic minorities in America, and seeing as all the other non-white princesses are not a part of the ethnic minority in their respective countries, the label of WOC does not fit them.

What does it even mean to be a protagonist in your own story? Is is just a matter of how much air time you get or if it is your story that is what the movie focuses on? Is it not more important that these non-white protagonists, up until the coming of Tangled and succeeding movies, had far more personality and individuality that their white counter parts? Snow White hardly did anything for herself, Aurora spent a good chunk of her movie asleep, Cinderella also just needed deux ex and some talking mice, Ariel doesn’t talk for a large chunk of her movie, and Jane & Vanellope are far from being ‘protagonists’ of their movies either. In comparison, Jasmine is able to stand on equal footing as Aladdin and is not the one seeking validation from her prince and virtually calls all the shots, Pocahontas saved not only her love interest but saved a whole shitload of people from killing each other and becoming the actual  embodiment of peace for their peoples in the movie, Mulan saved all of China, Tiana got to live her dream and she did it through her hard work and dedication, Esmeralda was essentially a freedom fighter, Meg is one of the only leading ladies who had such a drastic character development in terms of going from villain to hero, Kida is warrior queen of her kingdom who helped restore it to it’s former glory and Lilo is a little girl who taught a megalomaniacal alien what love and family meant.

Where does the white saviour complex manifest in Pocahontas? It was one of my favourite movies growing up because of how it portrayed the ‘enlightened europe’ as the villains pushing their ideals onto others they considered barbarians. It was Pocahontas who did all the saving and she did so out of love and open-mindedness the foreigners were incapable of doing.

How is Mulan Anglicized? It is by far, one of the most culturally explicit Disney movies there is. It also doesn’t make sense to fault them for their vilification of a conquering horde of warriors.The Huns are not a race. You were a Hun if you were a part of their army regardless of your ethnic background.

Again, the Anglo-centric ideals of beauty are more American (USA-ian?) and some parts European, but cannot be said to be ‘the beauty standard of the whole western world’ when a continent as diverse and large as Europe does not even follow that as a whole, and that the west encompasses Latin America which you also seem to be ignoring. Sorry but the way you Americans think you’re at the center of the world really annoys me, especially when you deny the diversity in other cultures and regions just because you see them all as ‘white’.

What you fail to realize is that it’s not so much ‘defaulting’ to white people as it is this equally problematic notion most of the world has about this sort of fantasy settings. The whole world has a problem with associating any remotely Tolkien-esque fantasies or European Fantasy stories as white dominated. When you think about it, it’s basically just because Disney and the rest of us have homogenized Europe as this big thing where everyone is alike and created this generic fantasy template for European fairytales that often disregards the cultural diversity to make it more relatable. I am quite frankly glad that non-white stories have not received the same treatment, and wish stories with white protags ALSO were more culture specific.

I don’t get the argument that it’s more unnatural to see magic than it is to see people of other ethnic backgrounds that were not common in that time period because it makes no sense. The belief in magic of certain kinds are more wide spread and endemic to these cultures than certain ethnic minorities are. I am Filipino. If I saw a Filipino fairytale/folk tale set in either a real or fantastical past, I’d sure as hell be more weirded out by seeing Europeans and Africans in it rather than seeing a horse headed man or a little dwarf who lived in a dirt mound.

But okay, the little snowman in Frozen is the worst. The giant ice golem thing, I can get behind, but the little snow man thing has no place in that movie at all.

I am not dismissing your rant at all. I am pointing out what I feel are oversimplifications and unfair accusations being hurled at Disney and those who do not feel the same way as you. Because again, negative and unhelpful are two completely different things as one is an action and the other is an inaction.

I agree with you wholeheartedly about children of every sort being able to feel like they have more relatable rolemodels to look up to. I just do not believe the extreme vilification of Disney or those who still support it is the way to go.


Even though I am extremely disappointed in the trailer of Frozen because of the fucking talking snowman and the fact that the trailer just makes the story line seem so generic, I could weep tears of happiness because OMG. A non-mesomorphic leading male character!!!
And he’s gorg. ;___________;
Look, it’s a really big deal for me to see hunky larger dudes in mah animuted films, ayt?

Even though I am extremely disappointed in the trailer of Frozen because of the fucking talking snowman and the fact that the trailer just makes the story line seem so generic, I could weep tears of happiness because OMG. A non-mesomorphic leading male character!!!

And he’s gorg. ;___________;

Look, it’s a really big deal for me to see hunky larger dudes in mah animuted films, ayt?


theeamericanpsycho:

This whole “defend Disney whitewashing” makes me feel like shit because basically it’s saying that I don’t deserve representation because I’m not white. It tells little kids of color that us POC Aren’t desirable enough to center a story around, and people defending it are saying that our feelings as POC don’t matter and shouldn’t matter and won’t matter and we should just shut up and accept Disney upholding a detrimental Eurocentric beauty standard- the same standard that made me grow up wanting desperately to be white and have straight hair and blue eyes because all those girls could be princesses meanwhile a little brown girl like me never could. Wow man fuck this, fuck Disney, fuck people who think this is okay. I refuse to have my brown daughter grow up on this confidence-harming bullshit.

Disclaimer: I am answering this as if it’s on the topic of Disney Princesses and I at least partially instigated by recent conversations on Frozen. Please excuse if not.

This is my question, how many people are actually defending white washing? And how many times has Disney actually committed the act of white washing?

If we’re to define white washing as  the act of replacing characters and other plot devices of non-white backgrounds and turning them ‘white’, then I genuinely ask, how many times has Disney doe this if at all? Because not a single time comes to mind, but I would gladly be corrected if ever.

Because I hate white washing. I hate what happened with 21. I hate what happened with Avatar. I think it’s a damn shame when roles that should have been for other people are given to white people instead.

But… Where exactly is Disney white washing?

And how is Disney perpetuating ‘a detrimental Eurocentric beauty standard’? Because the cast of Frozen, the story based of a Danish fairy tale, is white? I’m just confused as to what the solution is supposed to be?

Are we then to neglect all the other ‘non white princesses’? (I refuse to call them POC because of my beef with the term and it’s implications.)

In between 1991 & 2010, all of the Disney princesses have been something other than white (Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan & Tiana). Four princesses of different racial background in the span of less than 20 years. Before them, there are 5 princesses who are ‘white’ (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel & Belle). These 5 span from 1937 to 1991. That’s around 50 years time to spread out these princesses.

But let’s not limit ourselves to the princesses, shall we? There are about a dozen more human female characters Disney could very well make princesses if they expanded the criteria. These are Alice, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Eilonwy, Esmeralda, Megara, Jane, Kida, Shanti, Giselle, Lilo & Vanellope.

Out of these 12, 7 are ‘white’ and the remaining 5 are not.

The only thing thing we can conclusively say is that Disney has more white lady leads than non-white lady leads. Is that tantamount to Disney telling people non-white people that they’re not desirable enough to center a story around? Or are those not even just the more racist people on the internet (and irl) saying that?

I won’t even go into the fact that it’s not a ‘European standard of beauty’ so much as it is an American one because that’s beside the point.

My point is, I feel like the tumblr SJ crowd are vilifying Disney more than they deserve (Not to say Disney is problem free) and that while I do agree I would like to see more variation with the heroes of Disney, but that isn’t to say there’s a complete lack of them. My point is that I don’t think that your rant accurately portrays the discourse currently ongoing in regards to Disney heroines. I don’t think Disney is the evil monster you say it is. And I don’t think Disney has been guilty of whitewashing. Pandering more to white audiences? Sure. But even still not as much as you imply.


Anonymous
Her post did not say anything about homosexuality being basically sexualization. that is no. There are people (mainly guys) in our circle of friends who have a clear fetish for yuri, and continuously talk about us as though we weren't people but fetish objects because we goof around and joke amongst ourselves as friends. In essence they are still sexualizing the person in question as straight. IT IS SEXUALIZATION IN GENERAL. NOT JUST HOMOSEXUAL SEXUALIZATION. I would say more but ask limit.

If you summarize the comic in one sentence, the post in another and then stick them together, it is literally “Don’t think people are gay just because they are close. Stop sexualizing people who are uncomfortable with it.” Are you seriously not seeing how that is problematic, anon?

And give me a fucking brake with this ‘she was just talking about homosexual sexualization’ bit. Because she made absolutely no distinction between gay and gay sexualization. AND THAT’S THE ENTIRE PROBLEM. Like damn gurl, what is the fucking point of bringing up an example and try saying that example is not accurate to the situation you’re talking about?

It was a dumb move. Apologize, learn from it then move on. The weak excuses are just disappointing.


miamaha:

alekibutt:

miamaha:

In all seriousness, this can apply to both real life people and original characters. The shipping fandom has gotten so crazy that just having two characters of the same sex simply hug will have at least one person calling them out for being “gay” or “sexy” and “hot”.
They’re hugging.
They’re just…hugging.
Close friends and family members can show their love through platonic hugging and kissing and holding hands and friendly teasing, and it doesn’t have to mean they have the hots for each other. 
And there are people, many people, who can’t even show the platonic affection they want to show to their friends, or make their characters show the platonic affection they want to show, simply because there will be people who have to make something of it and/or turn it into a sexual fantasy. It can be very uncomfortable for them and also upsetting. Which is pretty unfair.
So please, remember platonic affection exists. And not everything has to be sexual.





Signed, an asexual gay guy who would’ve been able to get behind the underlying intentions of the original post if not for the thinly veiled homophobia.



Wow, thanks.
Thanks for making an assumption. How about I expand then?
I’ve had a friend who had two characters as brothers, and simply because they were two guy characters and she was a girl, someone assumed she liked yaoi and made jokes about those two, thus sexualizing said characters using yaoi.
And let me make it clear that yaoi is a genre of manga/anime that focuses on homoerotic or homoromantic relationships for an audience, usually female. THOUGH there are people who assume that all girls love it and who think all girls love it for the gay sex (both claims are not true). And then there is yuri, which involves females.
But it is because of these genres that two characters of the same gender are so quickly shipped and sexualized. For what? For hugging? For being near each other?
And if people are into yaoi, that is fine. But if someone isn’t into yaoi or if they just don’t want their characters to be seen like that because why can’t they just be seen as best friends or just be siblings without someone coming along and making something of it,that does not automatically mean they are against homosexuality. Yaoi should never be compared to real life homosexuality, for yaoi fetishes homosexual relationships for viewing pleasure. Real life homosexuality has nothing to do with yaoi.
I’ve read through the reblogs and tags of many people explaining their own stories, to see how they related to this problem (and to this day, I thank all the people who have reblogged this so far and who have shared their own side, I send out warm vibes to all of you).
Characters aside, there are stories of how real life people cannot even be close enough to their friend to just hold their hand or just hug them or kiss them without someone making something of it. Because either they’ll be called gay (like it’s a bad thing), or they’ll be called gay and actually shipped (which is creepy). OR - because apparently if I don’t touch on this I might be homophobic, even though this wasn’t what sparked this post in the first place and I thought people would be able to naturally relate and get this point out of it without me having to say it - just because a guy and girl are close and just want to be affectionate in a platonic way, something apparently HAS to be made out of that too.
 People identify as a specific sexual orientation (gay or straight or asexual, whatever it may be), and whether comfortable about their sexuality or not, I don’t think anyone wants to be called something they are not. We are all individuals. We wish to be who we are, be accepted as we are, gay or straight.
And I especially think people want to just be close to a friend without someone or people having to think it’s hot or think it’s weird. Because yes, there are people who don’t understand that platonic affection exists, whether between a guy and a girl or two girls or two guys or such. Not all people show their love mainly through holding hands or hugging or through touch. But there are people who DO, and many people have to hold back because they’re uncomfortable and upset because why, why in the world can’t they do what’s natural to them without something being said?
Oh but yeah, by the way; I am not homophobic. Not in the slightest. I have always supported homosexuality. Surprising? That I can support it and also support people who naturally have touch as a love language? Or who simply want to love their friend without being called out on it? I don’t need to go through the details, but my original post was based off and sparked by a situation relating to this issue.
And I must say sorry if there’s a bitter edge to this. Maybe I would’ve been able to ignore your response, but I for one don’t like being called something I’m not (especially when I’ve always been one to support people loving who they want to love), nor do I want to have the wrong idea being spread with my post because of your response.
Anyway, there aren’t enough posts like this out there. I guess it doesn’t matter whether you end up reading this or not. I can at least expand on my point and let people understand this issue more.













P.S. You don’t have to be homophobic to say homophobic things, jsyk. (◕‿◕✿) You can be patron saint of all gaiety, but if you perpetuate negative stereotypes of gay people, that’s homophobia!

miamaha:

alekibutt:

miamaha:

In all seriousness, this can apply to both real life people and original characters. The shipping fandom has gotten so crazy that just having two characters of the same sex simply hug will have at least one person calling them out for being “gay” or “sexy” and “hot”.

They’re hugging.

They’re just…hugging.

Close friends and family members can show their love through platonic hugging and kissing and holding hands and friendly teasing, and it doesn’t have to mean they have the hots for each other.


And there are people, many people, who can’t even show the platonic affection they want to show to their friends, or make their characters show the platonic affection they want to show, simply because there will be people who have to make something of it and/or turn it into a sexual fantasy. It can be very uncomfortable for them and also upsetting. Which is pretty unfair.

So please, remember platonic affection exists.
 And not everything has to be sexual.

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Signed, an asexual gay guy who would’ve been able to get behind the underlying intentions of the original post if not for the thinly veiled homophobia.

Wow, thanks.

Thanks for making an assumption. How about I expand then?

I’ve had a friend who had two characters as brothers, and simply because they were two guy characters and she was a girl, someone assumed she liked yaoi and made jokes about those two, thus sexualizing said characters using yaoi.

And let me make it clear that yaoi is a genre of manga/anime that focuses on homoerotic or homoromantic relationships for an audience, usually female. THOUGH there are people who assume that all girls love it and who think all girls love it for the gay sex (both claims are not true). And then there is yuri, which involves females.

But it is because of these genres that two characters of the same gender are so quickly shipped and sexualized. For what? For hugging? For being near each other?

And if people are into yaoi, that is fine. But if someone isn’t into yaoi or if they just don’t want their characters to be seen like that because why can’t they just be seen as best friends or just be siblings without someone coming along and making something of it,that does not automatically mean they are against homosexuality. Yaoi should never be compared to real life homosexuality, for yaoi fetishes homosexual relationships for viewing pleasure. Real life homosexuality has nothing to do with yaoi.

I’ve read through the reblogs and tags of many people explaining their own stories, to see how they related to this problem (and to this day, I thank all the people who have reblogged this so far and who have shared their own side, I send out warm vibes to all of you).

Characters aside, there are stories of how real life people cannot even be close enough to their friend to just hold their hand or just hug them or kiss them without someone making something of it. Because either they’ll be called gay (like it’s a bad thing), or they’ll be called gay and actually shipped (which is creepy). OR - because apparently if I don’t touch on this I might be homophobic, even though this wasn’t what sparked this post in the first place and I thought people would be able to naturally relate and get this point out of it without me having to say it - just because a guy and girl are close and just want to be affectionate in a platonic way, something apparently HAS to be made out of that too.

 People identify as a specific sexual orientation (gay or straight or asexual, whatever it may be), and whether comfortable about their sexuality or not, I don’t think anyone wants to be called something they are not. We are all individuals. We wish to be who we are, be accepted as we are, gay or straight.

And I especially think people want to just be close to a friend without someone or people having to think it’s hot or think it’s weird. Because yes, there are people who don’t understand that platonic affection exists, whether between a guy and a girl or two girls or two guys or such. Not all people show their love mainly through holding hands or hugging or through touch. But there are people who DO, and many people have to hold back because they’re uncomfortable and upset because why, why in the world can’t they do what’s natural to them without something being said?

Oh but yeah, by the way; I am not homophobic. Not in the slightest. I have always supported homosexuality. Surprising? That I can support it and also support people who naturally have touch as a love language? Or who simply want to love their friend without being called out on it? I don’t need to go through the details, but my original post was based off and sparked by a situation relating to this issue.

And I must say sorry if there’s a bitter edge to this. Maybe I would’ve been able to ignore your response, but I for one don’t like being called something I’m not (especially when I’ve always been one to support people loving who they want to love), nor do I want to have the wrong idea being spread with my post because of your response.

Anyway, there aren’t enough posts like this out there. I guess it doesn’t matter whether you end up reading this or not. I can at least expand on my point and let people understand this issue more.

P.S. You don’t have to be homophobic to say homophobic things, jsyk. (◕‿◕✿) You can be patron saint of all gaiety, but if you perpetuate negative stereotypes of gay people, that’s homophobia!


miamaha:

In all seriousness, this can apply to both real life people and original characters. The shipping fandom has gotten so crazy that just having two characters of the same sex simply hug will have at least one person calling them out for being “gay” or “sexy” and “hot”.
They’re hugging.
They’re just…hugging.
Close friends and family members can show their love through platonic hugging and kissing and holding hands and friendly teasing, and it doesn’t have to mean they have the hots for each other. 
And there are people, many people, who can’t even show the platonic affection they want to show to their friends, or make their characters show the platonic affection they want to show, simply because there will be people who have to make something of it and/or turn it into a sexual fantasy. It can be very uncomfortable for them and also upsetting. Which is pretty unfair.
So please, remember platonic affection exists. And not everything has to be sexual.





Signed, an asexual gay guy who would’ve been able to get behind the underlying intentions of the original post if not for the thinly veiled homophobia.

miamaha:

In all seriousness, this can apply to both real life people and original characters. The shipping fandom has gotten so crazy that just having two characters of the same sex simply hug will have at least one person calling them out for being “gay” or “sexy” and “hot”.

They’re hugging.

They’re just…hugging.

Close friends and family members can show their love through platonic hugging and kissing and holding hands and friendly teasing, and it doesn’t have to mean they have the hots for each other.


And there are people, many people, who can’t even show the platonic affection they want to show to their friends, or make their characters show the platonic affection they want to show, simply because there will be people who have to make something of it and/or turn it into a sexual fantasy. It can be very uncomfortable for them and also upsetting. Which is pretty unfair.

So please, remember platonic affection exists.
 And not everything has to be sexual.

Signed, an asexual gay guy who would’ve been able to get behind the underlying intentions of the original post if not for the thinly veiled homophobia.


HALP TUMBLR! Which do I choose?
My dad let me pick which goes to me and which goes to my brother because they take pity on me for not being able to eat properly for the next 24 hours after getting my gums cut out and cauterized.

HALP TUMBLR! Which do I choose?

My dad let me pick which goes to me and which goes to my brother because they take pity on me for not being able to eat properly for the next 24 hours after getting my gums cut out and cauterized.


Damn Meryl. Disney Princess and Kick-ass babe with biceps. :3c

Get it gurl.