[#392. Aromantic agender Asexuals can turn into reptiles and breathe underwater.]
true friendship is discussing the dick size of a fictional character
I know. This is a very controversial topic right now but hear me out. Because I am disabled and I am frustrated with what this site has turned ableism into. Nothing more or less than a list of words to be avoided . Tumblr informs me that that is all I have to face and struggle with every time I leave the house. I really wish a simple list was all ableism was. I do. But Why aren’t we focusing on the real culprit here?
Ignorance. Ignorance that tumblr is spreading because they refuse to talk about the real issues. How about the unheard of concept that people with mental disabilities are not stupid! And you know what? Not one single time in all of these lists floating around have I seen someone say that. No, instead we are told that you should not use the word because the mentally disabled should find it hurtful and offensive. Excuse me? These lists have spread all across this site and back. Lists informing everyone that the first thing you should think of when you think of the mentally disabled are the taboo words “stupid” and “dumb”. And no one seems to understand how problematic that is. How you all have single handedly put that label on people by claiming to fight against ableism. Let me instead give you something new to think about. People with mental disabilities are NOT stupid and that word has NO place being used that way. Trying to turn it into a slur? That will never happen. It is a common part of our language. It’s not going away. All you have done is told people that they have a new set of words that should hurt them every time they hear it and made an association so that the first thought when someone hears that word is now the disabled, creating new prejudice and more ableism than before.
Why are you focusing on words instead of teaching that not everyone in a wheelchair is paralyzed? Every person who has ever needed a wheelchair knows all too well that this is a very serious problem that tumblr surprisingly shys away from. And what about the fact that just because you see a person walking in a store or down the street, you cannot assume they do not have a chronic and/or invisible illness? These are some mind blowing topics right? Things that might really educate some people about what ableism is help help limit the prejudice and fear that people face every single time they leave their house.
Ableism isn’t a list of words that some able bodied and minded people put together to inform the disabled what they should and should not find offensive. Ableism is maintaining ignorance and ignoring the real issues.
honestly people who whitewash frieza, cell, and buu from homicidal maniacs to misunderstood babies should stay away from me.
HERE is the DIFFERENCE. So many people get so confused. Difference between having anxiety and having an anxiety disorder.
Light some candles, spread rose petals on the bed, and turn on some mood music.
i hate small talk
tell me about how lonely you are or tell me about why you keep waking up in the morning or talk to me about your mum’s eyes and your dad’s laugh. I don’t care about the weather and you don’t care about how my job’s going.
I’m so fucking in love with this.
how can i blacklist all posts like this can people just tag them #pseudo profound john green shit so i never have to see them
Whether or not you still support Ren, you should still read both sides to this story
straight dudes 100 percent of their lives
I didn’t think people like this actually existed
Here we see the Greater Douchebag in one of their natural habitats. Like many poisonous animals, the bright colors are a warning to stay away.
the no homo sapiens
ok you know what? This an actual legitimate thing
Furry is a fandom like any other. Unfortunately it is one where the negative aspects of it are taken by public media, and pretty much hung out for all to see and laugh at. Imagine if they did that with yaoi or slash. Or imagine if Jimmy Kimmel wanted to do an interview on Homestucks, and took a kid in the LOL BUCKETS stage who skipped to Act 5 and put her on the show to represent the entire FANDOM.
Then imagine a bunch of TV shows talk about the How to Train Your Dragon fandom, but instead of bringing up the amazing art an cosplay, they insinuate that we all dress up like Dragons and fuck each other.
THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT IT IS LIKE.
Now imagine, you like cartoon animals. Maybe you like the porn, who cares. Its private, and I’ve seen WAY weirder in other fandoms. We know you arent LITERALLY fucking your dog, so who cares.
But the other fandoms laugh at you too. They think its funny. They think its funny when you try to defend yourself. They think its funny when you get angry. They think its ok to laugh at you.
You know what?
When members of my family saw my fursuit they assumed it was sexual and thought I was making costumes for people to have sex in. They were worried and disgusted.
Do you have ANY idea how awkward and uncomfortable it is to have to reassure your family that no. I am not, in fact, going to use this thing in sexual encounters.
Imagine if your family saw that you were in the Supernatural fandom, and automatically asked to see all the Dean and Castiel porn you had, automatically assumed you looked at it, automatically assumed it was any of their business.
Fursuits are fuckin art okay? They take a long time to make. They are incredibly DIFFICULT to make. They are expensive to build or buy, and they are hot as FUCK to wear. On top of that a good portion of fursuiters dont talk. Its legitimate fucking improvisational performance art. And it is CONSTANTLY reduced to merely a fetish.
Theyre cosplay on HARD MODE. And UNLESS you are wearing a Renamon or Toothless quadsuit, you’re obviously going to fuck someone in that tonight.
I’m not saying fucksuits don’t exist. All I’m saying is that I’ve been in the Furry fandom for like 5 years AND IVE NEVER SEEN ONE. IVE NEVER SEEN A FURSUIT DESIGNED FOR SEX. BECAUSE THEY KEEP THOSE THINGS IN THEIR BEDROOM. IF THEY TAKE THEM IN PUBLIC OTHER FURRIES GET PISSED AND TELL THEM TO PUT THAT SHIT AWAY.
Fursuits are fucking expensive. Would you have sex in a $2000 costume thats itchy as hell? Fuck no.
You guys have sex in your cosplays all the time right?
ITS LOOKED AT LIKE WE ARE STUPID. OTHER. COSPLAYERS. LOOK AT US LIKE WERE BEING CHILDISH AND STUPID FOR LIKING CARTOON ANIMALS.
I don’t understand why putting hours of work into one costume is any less respectable than another simply because one happens to be an animal.
And for reference? Only a small handful of furries even have suits because theyre so fucking expensive and hard to make or obtain. Or maybe we do have them, but its so fucking socially accepted to make fun of someone for liking two legged talking animals that we hide them and never bother mentioning how long we SPENT ON THE FUCKING THINGS.
Do not even PRETEND other fandoms dont have porn.
Do not even PRETEND other fandoms dont have WEIRD, QUESTIONABLE PORN.
THIS IS TUMBLR. IT IS SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE TO POST PICTURES OF A 30 YEAR OLD CHARACTER MAKING OUT WITH A 15 YEAR OLD CHARACTER.
Don’t even PRETEND that there isn’t a negative side to EVERY fandom.
Furries just have the unfortunate reality of having literally our darkest corners CONSTANTLY shown in the media.
When M rated incestual underage fanfiction of Dave and Rose goes up on fucking Letterman and none of you complain about it misrepresents your fandom, you can shut your mouths about this kind of thing.
Because its a pain in the ass.
And damn right we are allowed to complain about it.