enJOLRAS CALLING PEOPLE ‘PAL’ TO LET YOU KNOW THAT HE IS NOT YOUR PAL
meanwhile i’m asking the real fuckin questions
i’m ready to go through the achilles tag
a picture montage of victor hugo gradually losing patience with the world
permanently distressed joly
[AGGRESSIVELY INSERTS SELF INTO VALVERT FANDOM]
ha ha toilet humor.
has anyone ever written a leijon who says “prettykittied” instead of predicated (please say yes)
I think one of the worst things about stereotypes is that they not only harm people in marginalized groups, but that they turn people within these groups against each other.
The stereotype becomes a concept that people targeted by it must constantly reject and dispel. The opposition to “X people are Y,” becomes countered by “X people are not Y!” But the problem is, some X people are Y. And if you’re an X person who’s also Y, then it can feel very alienating to be among others like you and hear them constantly attacking an idea that is part of what you are.
I am an asexual person, and I am active within the asexual community. I am also aromantic, sex-repulsed, uninterested in intimate relationships, have no sex drive, and am celibate. My offline personality is rather stoic, introverted and coldly logical. These are all stereotypes about asexual people, and many asexuals are vocal about how wrong these are: “Asexual does not mean aromantic,” “Asexuals can still have sex,” and “Just because I’m asexual doesn’t mean I’m cold and aloof.”
If there is such a thing as “flamboyantly asexual,” then I’m probably it, considering how many of the personality stereotypes I fit.
I KNOW RIGHT and there are so many people smiling and nodding along about how victor hugo is too benevolent of a narrator?? to let one of his characters have anxiety and not treat it respectfully??? but IT IS NOT LIKE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME an author has seemed fairly ok at depicting #mental illness until it stopped being a romantic idealized underdog story and then reverted right back to their regularly scheduled #ableism