I think the trap of Tumblr activism is that so many people don’t remove their blinders and react to the whole of the world accordingly. Instead, they put on prejudice goggles and view everything with dissatisfaction. Strong female character? She’s not a WoC. Strong WoC character? She’s too straight. Strong queer WoC character? She’s too conventionally pretty.
I understand that the need for representation is incredible, but it shouldn’t overwhelm the baby steps that people are making. Because if every attempt at improvement is met with bared teeth and screaming, it is not going to encourage people to try to keep improving. Instead, offer constructive criticism. Tell writers what you want to see more of, and appreciate when they try. Correct them gently when they fail. The odds are strong that many of them don’t know what they’re doing wrong.
ok as much as otps are great can we just take a moment to appreciate brotps because just think about it. you’re just saying “wow i really love their friendship and the fact that they are friends and i think those two folks being friends is just great”
The Hero and the Ginger
THE HERO AND THE GINGER
Do the droop
omg ty ily