“Kids can’t learn about sexuality and gender because it’s too scary or confusing for them” yeah because YOU told them they there are ONLY straight men and straight women from the age of three and then used that limited scope an an excuse to carry on dodging the subject.
I found the seven times table scary and confusing but I still had to do about 20 exams about it
how dare u call me heterophobic, i am 1/64th heterosexual on my mother’s side
you know why I’m so livid
because EA is singlehandedly responsible for fucking up all three of those franchises they are trying to brag about by expecting developers to churn out AAA product in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee
because for years queer Bioware fans and allies have fought tooth and nail, ranted and wrote letters and forum posts, suffered the hate and trolling by the straight dudebro fans, to get even the problematic kind of inclusion that we do have in these games
because people who aren’t fans don’t even know Commander Shepard—of either gender—can be gay or bisexual
because every single instance of Pair the Spares results in a hetero pairing
because the asari are still Discount Lesbians
because queer female Shepard seems to only exist for the titillation of straight male dudebro players and not actual queer female players
because the only way to have same-gender romances with the majority of the Normandy’s crew is to use a fan hack program
because Jack was bisexual and in a poly triad in her backstory only to show how wild and crazy she was
because Nyreen Kandros was killed off
and these motherfuckers want to take credit for the good shit?? let them take credit for all of that shit too
I think you really overestimate how much of a say EA has in the writing department…
I think you really need to have a seat and understand the context of a post before you add your two cents to a discussion.
The context of the post is a press event in which EA is touting LGBT inclusivity in its franchises, specifically bragging about The Sims, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect, and lauding themselves as great allies and champions of diversity because of these franchises. The entire point of the post (and the like, four or five posts before that in this discussion) is that if EA wants to unfairly take credit for the work of the developers they buy out, then they should rightly take all of the criticism those developers received as well. The point is that EA is trying to have its cake and eat it too.
So next time be quiet when grown folks are talking if you come into a discussion and don’t understand the context in which it is happening.
#buying a property does not mean you inherit only the parts that make you look good #EA had a hundred chances in a hundred ways to make this right #NOPE #equality and inclusion regularly take a back seat when it’s dudebros paying attention #and then get trotted out for the ‘correct’ audience when the timing suits EA #nope #nu-uh
you know parents make such a big deal about explaining homosexuality to their children but when I was a kid I watched a show where one of the villains was a satanic cross-dressing lobster and never once questioned it
I WISH PEOPLE WOULD REALIZE HOW EASY IT IS FOR LITTLE KIDS TO UNDERSTAND HOMOSEXUALITY LIKE IF YOU LITERALLY JUST TELL THEM THAT TWO BOYS OR TWO GIRLS LOVE EACH OTHER JUST LIKE ONE BOY AND ONE GIRL LOVE EACH OTHER THEYLL BE LIKE “OKAY!” AND THATS LITERALLY THE END OF IT AND THEN THEYLL GROW UP ACCEPTING HOMOSEXUALITY AND I HATE PEOPLE FOR NOT DOING THIS
imagine a day when instead of ‘gay marriage’ we can all just say ‘marriage’, like, he’s getting married to his boyfriend, and they’re just like oh lovely, a wedding.
i want that day to be now.
Within queer activist circles (i.e. the groups of people who make change), the dominance of the label debate is so great, that it alone is often defined as “bisexual activism” in GLBTQA activist/advocacy groups. That is, if you are in a GLBTQA group and discuss the label debate once per year or so, the group perceives itself as doing its part to include bisexuals. If the group is doing really well at including bisexuals, they might also have a separate session asking the epistemological question, “What is bisexuality/pansexuality, etc.?” and/or “What does it mean to be bi/pan/fluid, etc?”. And then… the topic of bi inclusion and support is closed.
This lack of other discussion topis and/or actions taken to support bi* communities is harmful, because it makes our own community engage in a lot of infighting (i.e. who is “really right” in the label debate?). It also takes the focus off engaging in the types of activism that could actually improve bi* people’s lives. @mwbiactivist (via bisexualftw)
if you ever, ever, ever, ever decide to ignore the pronouns that a trans* person has clearly specified and instead refer to them as “it”
- punch yourself in the face
- isolate yourself
- reevaluate your decisions
- punch yourself in the face again
- get a clue
- one more punch for good measure!
- say something else
if this process does not appeal to you there is an alternate option:
- walk away
- keep walking
- no that’s not far enough
- keep going
- walk into the ocean please
- there you go
- no you need to keep walking
- okay good now stay right there
thank you GOODBYE