oh god what am i doing? do i put a description here? okay. 1980-made black cisgendered bi pagan ethical slut, i like pokemon and video games and several other fandom things and pretty girls and PoC and some other things I guess and i will get as political as i wanna
There are many groups of people without the same rights as, say, a white, heterosexual, cisgendered, upper-middle-class male. There are also many stigmas and stereotypes surrounding such groups of people, so it can…
I don’t understand why this isn’t liked. They all seem like pretty good tips to me, and I don’t feel marginalized by this in the slightest.
Oh hey it’s the voice of ‘I speak for everyone’.
Jadelyn JUST explained in the post above you why straight cisgirls writing ‘how to write t3h gays etc’ is problematic. she could have used this space to link to any of the amazing posts by people who actually are queer, and didn’t.
Also? They’re really NOT great tips!
You don’t learn stereotypes by reading lists of them. You learn them by absorbing them from the culture you live in. Lists will only point out to you that they’re stereotypes and bullshit. Telling people to keep the character as they are is problematic as fuck if they’ve written a character that’s yet another example of -stereotype-.
Also, the OP acts like there have never been any canonically gay characters in any published media ever.
Basically it’s bullshit, and the OP would probably do very well to read the enormous backlog of amazing and inspiring articles written during Racefail ‘09 (here’s a choice linkspam) on the topic of ‘Writing The Other’ (and how that’s always, fucking ALWAYS used as code for ‘author of privilege writing character who doesn’t have that privilege’ and NEVER ‘author without privilege writing character that has it’.)
Also, and this is important.
If you are a member of an unprivileged group and someone else who is also a member of said unprivileged group says “X bothers me for Y reasons and makes me feel shitty.” it is never fucking appropriate to say “Well I’m a member of unprivileged group, and I’m not bothered!”
I apologise if my post came across as me speaking for everyone, that wasn’t my intention at all. I was trying to say that I honestly didn’t understand why people didn’t like OP’s list. To me it sounded like Jadelyn didn’t like it specifically because a cis straight white girl wrote it.
Your post, however, explained the issues you had with the list in a way I understood. I agree with you that just reading a list on stereotypes isn’t enough, but using the right terms and talking to someone with similar identifications is great advice in my opinion. She definitely could have posted an LGBT author’s article on the same subject, but her blog seems more focused on her personal writing tips.
Also, and this is important to me.
Whether this was caused by a miscommunication or not, I don’t give a shit about what YOU think is appropriate for ME to say on MY mother fucking blog.
that was a backhanded ass non-pology if I ever saw one
” I apologize if what I said upset yo—FUCK YOU IN THE EAR, BITCH”