I can’t believe this wasn’t on my dash already. This should be on everyone’s dash.
Today, Amazon announced the imminent launch of its newest endeavor, Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform for fanfiction. When I read the announcement, I was horrified, then angry, then sad. I want to take a moment to explain why this is such a tragedy.
the ships that i end up investing myself the most in are the ones where at first im like, “meh i guess i can see that” and then somewhere along the line my brain just fucking snaps and i cant control myself its like a demons possessed me and im going 900mph to hell
and here we have harry potter literally standing on a pile of letters to try and catch one that is still in the air. there are clearly reasons why he doesn’t get sorted into ravenclaw
I’m sorry for the crisis but I feel the same way. Also my mom always told me that I can’t be a lesbian because I’m not a tomboy. It’s weird.Sighhhh I am waiting for that stereotype to bury itself. The really unfortunate thing is that you’re “supposed to” be the stereotypical “tomboy” lesbian or you run the risk of being the “ultra femme” lesbian that is just fetishized (or you get the rude “You’re too pretty to be a lesbian!” remarks, which is like, what?). Also, funny because according to some Tagalog speakers, the word for “lesbian” actually translates back to English as “tomboy,” if I’m not mistaken.
This post really speaks to me though, mostly because it really confused my conception of gender identity and its separation from sexual orientation when I was younger.
“I have to play this video game as a boy because I want to romantically interact with the girl characters. Wait, does that mean that I want to be a boy the way everyone assumes? Idk?”
And now I’m just kinda mad at myself and the world in general because if society didn’t impose its ass-backwards gender stereotypes on me, my inner struggle would’ve been greatly reduced.