i made a graph of my personality
oh my god vivienne i love you so much!!!! next time i’ll draw you more epic please love me vivienne!!
(continuing.) I understand that lesbians do not have a hivemind and that you can’t speak for all lesbians, and I’m really sorry if I offend you with this question. I’m just very unsure and thought you could maybe give me an opinion on the matter.
Your question was not at all inconsiderate or rude. :)
Saying you’re straight or whatever it is you are is totally fine in response to someone asking your sexuality. The “there’s nothing wrong with being a lesbian” reply is good and something that should always be emphasised, but I would also advise you to add that you’re straight/whatever instead of trying to avoid answering altogether.* Basically, don’t be overly defensive of your heterosexuality, don’t get offended, don’t make a big deal about the existence of non-lesbian feminists, and you should be fine. (E.g. “There are lesbian feminists, and there are straight and bisexual feminists etc.” is better than just “There are straight feminists!” or “Not all feminists are lesbians!”) So do say you’re straight (or whatever), but don’t flaunt it or try to put down or erase lesbian feminists to make your point.
However, unless you’re specifically asked about that, you don’t really need to comment on the lesbian feminist stereotype at all, except to “call out” other non-lesbian feminists when they say lesbophobic shit. Most of the oh-so-prevalent “not all feminists are lesbians” rants seem completely unprompted – of course, their incentive and implication is always “I’m not a lesbian”, which is not a direct response to any particular situation but a defensive no-homo reaction that arises in response to lesbophobic stereotypes that exist within that person’s own mind. Blinded by their homophobia, straight feminists feel insulted, as if they were the ones accused of lesbianism, and instead of taking a stand against lesbophobia, they choose to take a stand against lesbians.
I understand the point behind the “what does it matter?” approach, but there are situations in which straight women should not use it, especially in the company of L/B/Q women, because while it’s true that being a lesbian wouldn’t weaken your feminist argument, it actually matters a great deal if you’re one. “Sexuality is not relevant to this” ignores that there are specific challenges that have an impact on the lives and possibly the views of L/B/Q women, and this dismissal has been used by straight feminists to justify talking over L/B/Q women about issues that do affect them differently.
*In fact, I think it’s better to be clear about your heterosexuality – it’s very confusing when straight women use obscure references like “partner” when they mean boyfriend or avoid answering direct questions about their sexuality because that’s something LGBQ people do when they don’t want to be outed; other LGBQ people might read those behaviours as cues, while the straight person doesn’t even realise they’re sending mixed signals. Of course, there’s a huge difference between being clear about your your heterosexuality and bringing it up constantly and unnecessarily. Ambiguity is important for LGBQ people who need to stay closeted, but when straight feminists do this, they might – sometimes unknowingly and accidentally – insert themselves into spaces and discussions they do not belong.
I love how everyone’s like “the fandom’s gone crazy!!!” like lol you should have been here a year ago when this kind of thing was just the everyday business of the fandom
He will never quite be the same
Next set of McDonald’s Happy Meal ponies!
And it looks like they will be getting the Rainbow Power treatment. Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, DJ P0N-3, Princess Celestia, and Princess Luna will be given away in Happy Meals starting March 28 thru April 24. Like past waves, they will have sculpted manes and brushable tails. This time around they will come with stickers to customize with.
Sadly, no Applejack. :(
damn they’re really giving AJ the shaft
well, she probably would have been a reused sculpt anyway like most of these are. still :’(
are these in canada I wonder?
Boo! No AJ! Boo!
Looking back on it now, (yes I used to do this too) I think its really stupid when people in this game are like:
"How can you hate ____?! How can you hate anyone in the game! They are all so perfect!"
and the thing is, they aren’t all perfect and the point is to like and hate certain characters. So what people don’t like Ben? So what people don’t like kenny, or Nick, Carlos, Nate, or Bec.
That’s how you choose and make decisions. Yeah, its okay to like all of them or hate all of them.
Except you can’t hate Doug and Clem. It’s against the law you scumbag