representation is like if u buy a chocolate chip cookie, and theres four ways you could receive it
no representation: the cookie has the holes for the chocolate chips but the chips do not come with the cookie. you have to buy the chips yourself and put them in. you feel annoyed.
queerbating: the cookie appears to have chocolate chips but the chips are an illusion in order to entice you into buying the cookie. you are left dissatisfied and heart aching from the empty promises of chocolate chips.
vague/half-assed representation: the cookie has the holes for the chips but the chips are not in the holes. they are provided on the side but you have to put them in yourself. you feel irritated. everyone tells you that technically, thats fair.
explicit representation: the cookie comes with chocolate chips in all the right places. it is a truly delicious cookie, you’ve gotten exactly what you payed for and you are a satisfied customer.
Ooh, I like this. And offensive/negative representation that plays into destructive tropes is like being offered chocolate chip cookies, but the chips are actually little bits of charcoal.
just be careful with hogwarts aus because sorting characters into the perfect house isn’t a joke you gotta spend time and effort figuring that shit out i expect a 5 paragraph essay explaining your choice on my desk by morning
From now on Im going to speak like an anime protagonist giving an inspirational speech, because….. *clenches fist* because there are people who believe in me! People who are constantly giving me strength! And even if they’re not with me right now…. *faint smile at the ground*…. They’re always sending me their wishes a-and I want to be able to give them courage too!!!!
i like that my local dyke march organizers are so trans inclusive but why did they post an article about strong butch lesbian role models and how they’re better than trans men and nonbinary people for being proud to be women? like… no. and the article also essentially said “i think it’s great that trans people are getting better visibility, BUT…” (there is no but after that sentence) “…butch cis women are better role models for children because they don’t go too extreme.” this article is written with feminist elements but it’s just muddled with transphobia. like, the url is “a butch lesbian rejects a nonbinary identity.” great, you’re not nonbinary, congratulations, you’re not better than anyone else.
im always like “i need to marry owain” but i ship chrom and robin too hard
that’s basically it like i personally would pick lon’qu for myself if i had to choose a male character but as a character i think robin and chrom pair well and are one of the better marriages the game will actually allow..