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cardozzza:

This just in: Author known for misogyny and racism in his books is condescending to a woman in the same field who has had MUCH more commercial success than he has.

More on this at ten.

"Author of Gritty Adult Literature condescends to author of YA literature because her ending was appropriate for her genre and audience." 

stay edgy, GRRM. 

(Source: freshcleanfit)

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bonusvampirus:

followforanextrahourintheballpit:

stop using bisexuality as a plot device to make your ship happen 2k14

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Mostly because you’re looking at this backwards. Bisexuality doesn’t make my ship happen. My ship happening [often] makes the characters bisexual.

You don’t know an author’s…

no

1) I DONT FUCKING THINK EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER IS STRAIGHT AND IS IN A HETERO RELATIONSHIP

2) I am bisexual do you really fucking think i want people to contribute to bi-erasure????? that entire sentence literally disgusted me good god

ALL. I. WAS. FUCKING. SAYING. IS. THAT. I. DO. NOT. WANT. THE. SHERLOCK. FANDOM. TO. MAKE. CHARACTERS. BI. JUST. SO. IT. CAN. FIT. THEIR. SHIP.

I WANT GOOD BISEXUAL REPRESENTATION AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE. I CRAVE IT. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT MAKING CHARACTERS BI JUST SO IT CAN MAKE THEIR SHIP CANON IS NOT GOOD REPRESENTATION AS MANY PEOPLE SAY OR THINK IT IS.

IM FUMING GOODBYE.

*sigh* 

You do not know anyone’s intentions. People headcanon and portray John Watson as bisexual for a variety of reasons, including a desire to specifically avoid bi erasure, and you post is a very firm and condescending demand that they stop doing that. 

Whether you meant it that way or not, this post comes off as an ultimatum: “Stop writing ships I don’t like or do something that you feel is biphobic.”

That’s bullshit. 

No, Sherlock’s John Watson is not good bisexual representation. But you didn’t say that John wasn’t good representation. That’s a statement that very few people would have objected to.

What you actually wrote came off as a complete dismissal of shippers as a collective headcanoning characters as bisexual, wrapped in thin language that is often used to shame queer girls in fandom for existing. 

I don’t care whether or not you ship Johnlock. It’s not my fandom, and two years ago when it was my fandom, it wasn’t my ship. It doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t hurt you if people who ship something you don’t ship headcanon a character as bisexual. 

I don’t care if someone headcanons John as bisexual because they actually relate to him on that level, or if they headcanon John as bisexual because they ship him with Sherlock and if he’s attracted to both Sherlock and Mary than he’s probably polysexual. Both are completely valid reasons to headcanon someone as bisexual. 

People ship a ship you don’t like. Some of those people have headcanons. Let it go. 

frightened:

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stardust-rain:

sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 

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Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:

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This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 

Important to note that they are part of the rising antisemitic right-wing that’s gaining traction in Europe as well, since that was somehow left out of this post. 

undeademily:

I absolutely love that when a fandom sees a white man do something, it’s funny and it’s witty and it’s fine, but the second a woman of color does that same thing, it’s Holy Shit What a B*tch time. And by love I mean hate with the fire of ten thousand suns.

Sherlock, in the BBC series, insults and belittles Sally. Every time we see them interact. He acts as though she is incompetent at her job and publicly demonizes her for her sex life, which is hers alone and none of his damn business. But apparently, that’s just fine. 

But when Sally, who has worked hard to get where she is and Sherlock strikes that skill down like it’s nothing, isn’t allowed to retaliate? Yes, what she calls him is cruel, but really? Nothing compared to what Sherlock has been doing to her. We see in The Sign of Three that she’s capable, that she is competent, that she knows what the fuck she’s doing. And Sherlock acts like she isn’t. All the damn time.

Sherlock’s cruel to Sally right back and I frankly don’t give a damn who started it, I give a damn who the fandom demonizes for it.

Sally.

Another example is in Elementary:

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The reason Joan did this was because Sherlock had JUST DONE IT.

It a childish fit, Sherlock has broken some of their shared property, and Joan knows that sort of hissy fit throwing won’t solve a damn thing.

Joan has been a sober companion for some time now, and understands how people work. She understands how to make people understand that destructive behaviors are fruitless and that they aren’t productive, and that is EXACTLY what she’s just done.

She’s shown Sherlock that, though it might make a good stress relief to smash shit, it won’t solve anything. It will never solve anything. So she does it and proves that it’s pointless to do so.

And yet I saw so many peoplewatch this scene and say “This is when I just really started disliking Joan.”

The woman of color does something the white guy LITERALLY just fucking did. And somehow she’s the one in the wrong.

Fandom members can swear up and down they’re not racist or sexist or misogynist, but if you condemn the woman of color for the same action you condone when the white man does it?

Chances are you’re a racist misogynist and need to step the fuck off.

followforanextrahourintheballpit:

stop using bisexuality as a plot device to make your ship happen 2k14

no

Mostly because you’re looking at this backwards. Bisexuality doesn’t make my ship happen. My ship happening [often] makes the characters bisexual.

You don’t know an author’s intention. What you’re really trying to say here is “Stop writing about characters I perceive as straight in same-gender relationships.” Either that or “Please contribute to bi erasure by having characters who are obviously being written as polysexual refuse to label their sexuality or refer to themselves as shifting between a gay/straight binary.”

Either way

no

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