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Honestly though. Assuming any characters in a series of reimagined Greek myths are cis heterosexuals seems really silly.

dr-craniums-assistant:

fandomsandfeminism:

#bisexual Percy Jackson.

Everyone in PJO is lgbtqiap+. Fact.

Are you kidding me
There are Greek and Roman gods and all those monsters everywhere and you think the fact that most of the characters are straight is “silly?”
Nico is gay
Reyna and Piper are probably bisexual
That doesn’t mean every single character has to be bisexual

"Probably" doesn’t cut it in terms of representation and visibility. 

And I’m not saying EVERY character has to be bisexual. We can have pansexuals, asexuals, and all the other lovely parts of the LGBTQIAP+ community as well.

But really. I think you missed my point. My point isn’t that the lack of LGBTQIAP+ characters is the most unrealistic part of the series. My point is that the source material- Greek and Roman myth- is blatantly and unapologetically rife with non-heteronormative themes, stories, and characters. To have an adaption of such works with such overwhelming heteronormativity IS silly. 

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My little brother totally took down this person talking about “straight Pride” today.

fandomsandfeminism:

I’m so proud of him.

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profoundstatement-bufferingsaid: details please? that sounds reallly awesome!

Person we went to High School with: “If the LGBT community can have pride festivals, why can’t the straight community?”

My Brother: “LGBT pride rallies serve the purpose of pushing for rights that the LGBT community has been deprived of. Straight people aren’t deprived of any rights because of their sexual orientation. It’s kind of like a white pride rally during the civil rights movement. It’s an attempt to organize against a group of people seeking the same rights as everybody else gets.” 

Person from high school: “They are PRIDE rallies. So saying that just because I’m straight, I can’t have pride, nor share that pride in the form of a gathering or rally because it would be sharing an opposite opinion of another person or persons? And because straight people are not deprived of any rights, they can’t gather and be PROUD of their sexual orientation? That does not make sense.” 

My Brother: “I don’t believe anyone should be proud of their sexual orientation at all. It’s not something to be proud of, it’s a basic human urge that everyone has. I’m all for celebrating sexuality but calling it a “pride rally” is a bad idea. Pride comes from accomplishments; it denotes a feeling of superiority. However, gay pride rallies serve the cause of gay rights. Also straight pride is pretty obviously a response against gay pride, which kinda pisses off people who are fighting for basic human freedoms.” 

Me: -applauds- 

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rnemeblogger:

sometimes people who complain about a ‘lack of diversity’ in a circle of friends on television go too far

in reality, there are circles of friends that are made up of whites and heterosexuals only

these people push the idea of a token queer and/or POC character too far, reducing us to mere objects of diversity

we’re human beings. not tokens of diversity.

There’s also whole circles of friends that are 100% LGBTQIAP+ and/or PoC.

But you don’t see 99% of media about them, do you?

Wanting diversity and representation in media isn’t about tokenism.

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iero-dogs:

FIGHTING HOMOPHOBIA DOES NOT MEAN HATING HETEROSEXUALS

FIGHTING TRANSPHOBIA DOES NOT MEAN HATING CIS-GENDERS 

FIGHTING SEXISM AGAINST WOMEN DOES NOT MEAN HATING MEN

FIGHTING RACISM DOES NOT MEAN HATING WHITE PEOPLE

FIGHTING ANY KIND OF HATE DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO FUCKING HATE PEOPLE

No, but sometimes living in the world as a marginalized, oppressed person DOES make you frustrated, angry, and distrustful of the people who benefit from your oppression.

Sometimes keeping yourself safe when the structural, institutionalized oppression directed at you threatens you with harm means anger and distrust of the people who perpetuate those systems. 

When we are pissed off, and we are hurting, when we are existing and venting, our goal isn’t always to battle these forces, but to survive with our dignity and safety and self respect in tact. 

And if you think that politeness politics takes all priority in these issues, then you are part of the problem. 

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My little brother totally took down this person talking about “straight Pride” today.

I’m so proud of him.

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shittybeatnik:

ancamnarvienn:

Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.

dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?

Not enough people.

(Source: thevoyagereternals, via sethklee)

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seeingyouallthistime:

gailsimone:

berenzero:

And people wonder why I love Wonder Woman so much.

Bingo.

The greatest hero of all !

(Source: fanbingblink, via princesshorseface)

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stardust-rain:

isanah:

also, having spoken with both parents about the shitshow that is Lucy, we are all in full agreement that Luc Besson and the writers did absolutely zero research on Taiwan and that the movie is not worth our time or money.

like dad told me: they didn’t realize that Taiwan is one of the safest places in the world, below Sweden?

and the look on mom’s face was laugh-out-loud hilarious.

I hope to hell this movie tanks in Taiwan, if not everywhere.

 (via isanah)

I’m so fucking mad about this movie.
Because when I first heard “ScarJo gets superpowers” it sounded awesome.
But then everything about it was awful and racist and fucked up.

(via gamoria)

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sirdef:

Janet van Dyne, a founding member of the Avengers and the person who gave it its name, appears to have been erased from the MCU. Not in the roster when Avengers came out back in 2012, Jan was set for another opportunity to be a part of the team when Marvel announced Ant-Man. Unfortunately, from the announcements yesterday, Jan van Dyne was not even mentioned but someone else was: Hope van Dyne, later corrected to “Hope Pym”, Hank Pym’s daughter. 

At best, Jan will either be a mention or a cameo or an easter egg. She will not be a part of the team she founded, she will not be a superhero. She’s either been swapped out for Hope Pym, who might take up the mantle because Marvel Studios thinks women are interchangeable, or she will be an easter egg at most. 

Janet van Dyne, the heart and soul of the original Avengers and of every Avengers team she’s been on throughout the years, has been erased from the MCU.

If that seems like a fucking shitty thing for Marvel to do to you, we’re tweeting out in the #JanetVanCrime hashtag. you can join us and stand up to yet another fucking erasure of a female character. Keep an eye on the #janetvancrime tag on tumblr for panels, livestreams, and links. Please don’t stay silent about this.

You can watch the Ant-Man panel here.

(via everythingsbetterwithbisexuals)

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johnnyxtreason:

Those who say “revolution is not about peace and love” are wrong. Revolution is about loving your comrades so much that you’d kill to see them free, and a yearning for the peace that comes when human dignity has been won for everyone, regardless of who and what they are.

(via feministwerewolf)

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a-little-bi-furious:

alltheladiesyouhate:

I just want to impress upon you all again that Barbara Gordon (nee Kean) is bisexual in the new Gotham TV show, which also includes Renee Montoya, a lesbian woman of color

Please be decent representation

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CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM.

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So I’m teaching 6th AND 7th grade Advanced English, Language Arts, and Reading this year.

And I like to have the kids read some Shakespeare. Now, 6th grade will read A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But I’m debating what 7th should read.

  • As You Like It 
  • Much Ado About Nothing

So, Shakespeare fans, which do you like more?

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Everyone who knows me is aware that I was THRILLED by Nico being gay. But you know what; it isn’t enough.

askzachariefromoff:

superkerihilson:

askzachariefromoff:

fandomsandfeminism:

We need more LGBTQIAP+ representation. 

I want Bisexual Percy.

I want Pansexual Annabeth.

I want Non-Binary Piper.

I want Asexual Jason. 

I want Demisexual, Biromantic Reyna. 

I want Trans Boy Frank.

I want polyamorous bisexual Hazel. 

I want gender fluid Rachel. 

(Leo can be cishet, I suppose.)  

No please.

OUR CITY NOW.

Nope nope nope no pe

Too bad. It’s done. All Percy Jackson characters are LGBTQIAP+. It’s official. Paul Blofis is not the only canon cishet in the entire series. Fact. 

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skarchomp said: I was wondering if you've been watching the new season of Korra? I think it's doing a tremendously better job at developing female characters and relationships so far.

It absolutely has. Season 3 is the best season so far, just by merit of having actual watchable romances and Korra+Asami friendship moments. 

And Jinora being lovely.

And Opal is cute.

And Lin and Su sister stuff. 

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Just finished Season 1 of In The Flesh.

God damn that was dramatic. 

KIEREN IS MY BABY. RICKS DAD IS A FUCKER. 

….Amy comes back in season 2, right? 

……are there ever any PoC in this show? (that aren’t like…eaten in flashbacks?)

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