why do straight ppl think they can whine about gay ppl “throwing their sexuality in our faces” when almost every waking second of every minute of every day of my life is filled with heterosexual romance media and heteronormativity. like u think 2 girls holding hands in public is rubbing their sexuality in ur face you have no fucking idea what queer people go through on a daily basis shut the fuck up
whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal
Disneyworld needs to make a rollercoaster based off of the ride Yzma and Kronk take to the lair. When the ride starts, Yzma’s voice yells “pull the lever, Kronk!” and the ride starts to move backwards so she yells “wrong lever!” and it shoots you forward.
Quit making sexual attraction and desire requirements for ‘love’
Quit making romantic attraction and desire requirements for ‘love’
Love occurs in so many ways and to define it is to both erase people and cause people to view relationships in ways that cause harm and leave people out
If your first reaction to finding out someone is asexual is to ask if they masturbate/have sex/have a libido, you first need to ask yourself why it’s neccessary, and then realize it probably isn’t and shut your mouth before you ask something creepy and invasive.
What I don’t get about antifeminists or anti-social justice people is like I get you think these movements are silly but why do you care? Does you not being able to do little things like using slurs matter so much that you are going to fight about it, if you really believe that using a slur isn’t a big deal than why is it such a big deal to stop using it?
If your social movement only tries to help the most privileged members of its group, (for example feminism for the most part is concerned with white ablebodied ciswomen) then your movement relies upon the oppression of others to remove your own oppression.
Dear non-ace people: I'm getting pretty fucking sick of seeing all these "soul mate" posts on my dash. Not everyone has a soulmate. People weren't created in 2 halves that will eventually be reunited or anything like that, and even if romantic/sexual love is such a big part of your life that you consider yourself incomplete until you're in a long-term relationship (which seems a bit unhealthy by the way), you can't assume that it's the same way for everyone else. Please stop.
The thing about aromantic representation in media — or maybe representation’s not the right word, but certainly about making media that doesn’t continue to diminish and erase aromantics — is that it’s not just about making aromantic characters (who aren’t villainous or inhuman), although that’s certainly nice to have. It’s also about not presenting romance as essential to happiness or essential to humanity, and about presenting romance as equal to other types of relationship rather than romance as the peak of emotional intimacy and affection. (Making it clear that there are other kinds of love than romantic love will go a long way.)
A friendship turning romantic is not an upgrade; there’s nothing lesser about friendship. It’s just a change. It might lead to the characters becoming closer and caring more for each other than they previously did, but a switch from friendship to romance is not a prerequisite for this increase in closeness. It’s just different, not better. This is why “they’re too close to be JUST friends” is so aggravating to hear. If you want to convince me that the relationship between two characters is romantic or proto-romantic rather than platonic, come up with an argument for it being qualitatively different, because even The Sims knows that you need to do more than max out your relationship meter to turn a relationship romantic.
It’s not just about having aromantic characters, it’s about having an atmosphere that isn’t hostile to aromantics. Things like the message that you can’t have a close relationship (or a close relationship between non-relatives) without it either eventually turning romantic or being romantic all along, and that romance is something everyone wants or needs even if they aren’t currently pursuing it: these are what make for such a hostile atmosphere.