"I’m just talking out loud,"
7 Things I Wish Parents Would Stop Teaching Their Children:
- That nudity is inherently sexual
- That people should be judged for their personal decisions
- That yelling solves problems
- That they are too young to be talking about the things they’re already starting to ask questions about
- That age correlates to importance
- That interacting with someone of the opposite sex is inherently romantic
- That the default for someone is straight and cisgender
so if a bisexual dates someone of another gender, they’re really straight and looking for attention
and if a bisexual dates someone of the same gender, they’re really gay and calling themself bi out of internalized homophobia
and if a bisexual is polyamorous, they’re the reason bisexuals “can’t be trusted”
and single bisexuals are predatory liars
what the fuck are we supposed to do
re: RWBY and more particularly the panel at RTX, no spoilers
but one thing that always irks me is the way the cast “embrace” the femmeslash potential for their show but in sort of the most ignorant way possible. like, hurrah, they repeatedly acknowledged the want for bumblebee in a jokey but fairly positive manner
but, like, only as a sex thing. see: barbara playing with the plushies.
if i have a big regret about RTX it’s not conveying (via myself or through someone else) to someone on that team that while that’s all funny and stuff, what people are looking for isn’t hot lesbians or anything. it’s a queer relationship in a media that is about the last place you’d expect to see it because the potential is there, it’s strong, and people would support it, and it would be some fucking amazing representation.
imagine the many queer RT fans getting something other than donutto look to (not that i dislike donut, but come on). imagine all the oblivious straight fans being faced with compelling queer young women who actually get a romance. it’d be more fucking revolutionary than anything RT has done since they started Red vs Blue.
but nope. instead it’s all sly winks and scissoring jokes. i love Team RWBY but damn, when they don’t get it they really don’t get it.