- 2 months ago
And it’s a tragic interracial lesbian couple from 1930s and I had all the feels.
Billie & Rose 5eva
- 5 months ago
When I was little, my favorite superhero was Batman. He was my absolute favorite superhero and one of the reasons why was because I thought he was like me, an Asian American. Could you really blame me? List off his character traits and he sounds like a stereotypical Asian character. His dad was a doctor, he owned a multi-billion dollar tech company, he was a master of martial arts, and is super smart to top it all off. That and the 90’s Batman animated series made him kind of dark skinned. So to my elementary school self, I was convinced he was like me.
I went to a mostly white school, so I was quite conscious about my Asian heritage. So I found solace in knowing that one of most popular heroes of all time was Asian American…
Well, until some kids pointed out to me that he was actually white. You could imagine that I was crushed to find out. No longer was my favorite superhero like me. It is not that I stopped liking Batman because he was white, it was that I no longer saw myself in that character. Worse, he was more like the kids that bullied me for my skin color than he was like me.
So what do I think about good representation in media? I think it’s needed. Every kid, teen, or adult should have someone to relate to, fictional or not. Someone to point to and say, “Hey! S/he is like me!” Someone that tells people a story like theirs. To that, I say bring on more Kamala Khan. I want more Robbie Reyes. More Nico Minoru. More Miles Morales.
It’s more than just having a person of color or a bisexual for the sake of diversity. It is a matter of giving a voice to those that don’t have one. It may seem petty to want representations of women, Muslims, and transgenders in fictional worlds. But it is not petty to the kid who grows up wanting a hero like them. It is not petty to a teen that feels they are not good enough to be represented in a place that is not even real. Representation matters.
^^^^THIS TEXT THO and I’m not just saying that because he’s my brother!Source: lbambe2
- 5 months ago
"Even while Orphan Black received praise for the diversity of its characters, there was some debate online about the decision to have Cosima be gay, because If she has the same genetic code as her clone sisters, does that mean the show is implying that she chose to be gay as opposed to being born that way (since other clones like Sarah and Alison appear to be heterosexual)? Absolutely not, says the woman who plays her. “By no means are we saying that Cosima chooses to be gay,” says Maslany. “It’s by no means that. It’s just that there are so many biological factors into the mother’s womb, into the conditions of the womb. So much of the research I was doing about clones was about identical twins, right? Identical twins would actually be closer in expression than clones because clones are birthed from different wombs. And there’s so much information that gets fed through the mother. I think we’re not saying anything about that in terms of choice and biology or whatever. We’re saying more that everyone could be anything.”"
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This is how kids reacted when they were shown same-sex marriage proposal videos. Kids these days.
"how will we explain homosexuality to our children" I think maybe they should explain it to you
there is hope for the future
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- 9 months ago
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- 10 months ago
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- 1 year ago
scyphoz0a submitted: I just….what?? Because a consenting adult is the same as a pizza.”
I feel bad for homophobes. It must be really hard to go through life thinking pizzas and dogs and chickens and young children are the same thing as a gay adult. It’s an epidemic among their kind. Simeon probably caught an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and wondered why five chicken drumsticks were painting a bathroom peach.
…That said, I would marry a pizza. Satan shoots and scores!SERIOUSLY! Although I tend to think it mostly shows a staggeringly poor view ofstraight marriage: all this gibberish about gay marriage paving the way for marrying children/animals/inanimate objects etc ONLY MAKES SENSE if you are parsing straight marriage as a formally recognised union between a human (which is largely being thought of as a man, afaics) and the thing that human wants to fuck.
If you are parsing straight marriage as a formal declaration of love and commitment between conselting adults with agency, then none of this “o noes bestiality/paedophilia/pizza-shagging!” stuff makes a single jot of sense. There is no segue. For this train of thought to work, you have to be thinking of women as objects men marry, rather than equal partners in the process.
OOOOOOOH THAT COMMENT ^^
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- 1 year ago
"Releasing ‘She Keeps Me Warm’ today is a massive and scary step. Simply because this song is not political. It’s not about oppression or marriage equality. This song is a love song. That’s all it is. It’s an honest love song, an extended version of my chorus from ‘Same Love’. It’s another side of the story. The only difference with this song is that there are female pronouns. I’m not trying to be shocking. I suppose it’s inadvertently making a statement, but I hope this song sits in all hearts- gay or straight. It’s not about any of that. It’s about love. It’s always been about love."
- Mary Lambert
- 1 year ago
Question: So I was just wondering, this is specifically about Cosima and Felix and queer representation in the media. You kind of already got some positive feedback about Cosima, but I’m wondering like what other type of feedback you got and if the queer community is something you keep in mind when creating those characters.
Jordan: Yeah actually, that’s a really interesting question. From the LGBT community, the reaction to Felix was brilliant. I did receive a couple of little things from the straight community, actually, where they felt he was a bit of an ugly stereotype, and he was a bit of a cliche, over the top, blah blah blah. And my response to that has always been this: you cannot collectively, as a society, decide that you are only going to represent one part of a minority. It’s like saying you’ve represented black people on television because you air an episode of The Cosbys. That is not true. Just like you cannot put episode of Modern Family on and say that you’re represented the LGBT community. That’s unfair, it’s exclusionary, and it’s irresponsible. I just don’t know when as a society in television and film it sort of only became okay to represent gay people in the traditional sense where they have a great job, and well adjusted parents, and maybe a surrogate or adopted child. When was that the only way you could represent gay people? And I also feel that it’s a little bit unsavory that anyone from the straight community comments, this person’s comments were, “If I was a gay man, I would be offended.” That’s just not fair because you’re not a gay man. You don’t understand that. That’s so irresponsible as a journalist, as anyone who is writing on a public forum. Not good. so that was my reaction to that. And I love Felix to death. Clichés and not clichés and everything. And maybe that’s a choice he makes consciously, a defense mechanism. There’s a million reasons why. There are so many more interesting things to Felix than who he’s sleeping with.
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