hay y’all i thought i would follow up a post about male rape and male survivors i made a few weeks back with this - rape is serious regardless of the gender of the victim and it’s important to note that!
Hurting? Why D: this isn’t the niece you like is it ; ^;
Unfortunately, it is. She’s been doing all sorts of stuff that I’ve seen like push him off things and pull his tail but none were as bad as what she did today. What’s worst is she admitted to doing it even if Heine was crying out and she figured it might hurt him before she did it but didn’t think much of it.
The Anti-Discrimination Bill, which provides the Filipino LGBT community the rights they deserve, is still on-hold and the Catholic Church strictly opposes the inclusion of the Filipino gays in the said bill.
The Catholic Church refuses that the bill be passed if gay rights are included.
Do not let this stop the passing of the Anti-Discrimination Bill. Sign the petition and spread the word.
And do not let the Philippine government pass the bill without including the rights for the Filipino gay people.
Something about this does not sit right with me at all. :T
I’m not just talking about the less than inclusive language used in the petition (Tho honestly, given the mood I’m in, that doesn’t help abate my irritation). I mean, that’s pretty shit of them to keep focusing on the ‘gay’ community despite the fact that it’s an LGBT issue, but, hey, that’s the way the world works. It didn’t stop me from signing the petition.
And then I get curious about this @YayGayPH on twitter so I look them up, maybe to suggest they not forget the rest of the acronym when they do their thing, but @YayGayPH doesn’t exist. Uh, okay???
The petition, despite having a petition letter, does not seem to indicate any plan of action at all. The letter doesn’t appear to be adressed to senators or anyone in particular. It just looks like a general statement.
There isn’t anything relevant about it on the news as of late either. The latest stories talking of the oposition of the likes of the CBCP date back to November last year. The oposition by the CBCP didn’t seem to stop senators from getting it past the third reading with none voting against or to abstain later in that same month.
Look, I get it, it’s puzzling and frustrating as to why this bill isn’t law yet, but something really just skeeves me out about this petition. It feels as if it’s only under the guise of being helpful without actually doing anything of impact.
But whatever. I didn’t lose anything by signing. I can only hope the first letters of the acronym help the T out in return over the equally distressful SB 3113. Tho I relaize how idealistic that is, it doesn’t hurt to pretend such a universally supportive local LGBT community exists here. Maybe if I close my eyes for one second it would happen.
for some reason the html coding on my save files disappeared. D: I mean, I have my style sheet, thank heine, but I am pretty fucking miffed that none of the other coding I did for my site which I should have been done with last month is there anymore. :|
Obviously, there are too many to count, but these are the ones I found particularly offensive or egregious.
Lily Evans - (inarticulate for seven books. rendered as a silent symbol of a dutiful wife and mother. reduced to being placed on a pedestal so Snape can have his precious tragic arc.)
Ginny Weasley - (entire recovery arc from being possessed left off-page, and more or less forgotten about until JKR brings her back to be a love interest. she deserved so much more.)
Dolores Umbridge - (is raped by centaurs in order to be taught a lesson. and this is laughed at.)
Petunia Evans - (is invariably blamed and badly treated, despite that Snape did similar things to her and somehow all is forgiven with him.)
Sirius Black - (erasure of mental-health issues.)
Fleur Delacour - (demonized for being beautiful. borderline racist treatment.)
Cho Chang - (demonized for daring to sob about her boyfriend and defend her friend.)
Pansy Parkinson - (that whole damn article about “stupid girls” and JKR’s obsession with aligning Pansy with the girls that bullied her as a child.)
Bellatrix Black - (has to be killed by Molly to prove some point about motherly love being better than sexual love. isn’t given much characterisation beyond being a sadistic Bad Woman.)
Peter Pettigrew - (probably the biggest victim of JKR’s obsession with ~bravery~ and ~loyalty~ being the most admirable traits. essentially shunned throughout the entire series because of this. also another manifestation of Bad=Ugly.)
Lavender Brown - (demonised for being gossipy and giggly and liking boys and dating.)
Percy Weasley - (demonized for having ambition.)
(the rankings don’t matter that much beyond the first five, because I just found the treatments of Lily, Ginny, Umbridge, Petunia and Sirius to be the absolute worst. Not to say that the others aren’t awful, but those five really stood out.)
Okay. Tumblr. Tumblr. Please listen to me. Authors are allowed to do whatever they want with their own characters. The creative process means that you control the creation and direction of your character. You’re acting like JKR put these characters through the wringer as a personal insult to you. Which, uh, no.
I do have rebuttals for every single one of these, but the one that gets me most is Sirius Black - erasure of mental health issues. WHEN? WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN? WHAT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES? Are you angry at JKR for not spending half a book discussing his possible PTSD from being left in Azkaban for so long? THAT IS NOT IMPORTANT TO THE STORY. IT DOES NOT HELP THE NARRATIVE. LEAVING IT OUT WAS NOT DETRIMENTAL TO THE PLOT.
And half of these are just - wrong. Jesus. Snape putting Lily on a pedestal is, in-story, seen as a Very Bad Thing; his obsession led him to spend years emotionally and verbally abusing her child. Peter PettigrewJOINED THE DARK LORD AND BETRAYED HIS FRIENDS TO THEIR DEATH. That’s not JKR being obsessed with loyalty, that’s Peter Pettigrew being a demonstrably evil person.
Also the word is “maligning.”
What the fuck even, Tumblr.
I could have sworn it was a troll post because of the Umbridge bit because the only place the centaur thing was remotely implied was AVPS? (Which, to be fair, made me uncomfortable as hell, but beside the point.)
Like, wow, I don’t understand what the OP’s definition of screwed over is. Should JKR apologize for not putting every little detail about every character who’s ever been there? I mean, that’s kind of what I like about books, that they, like real life, don’t show you the whole picture sometimes because your limited to the perspectives of certain characters.
I too have rebuttals to these but I don’t really see the point as it seems the biggest issue is that the OP feels that JKR not writing every single detail about these characters = fucking them over?