Some girls are confident
some girls are shy
some girls like boys
some girls like girls
sometimes, they like both
some girls don’t dress in a feminine way
and some do
and some girls weren’t born girls, and that’s fine
some girls cover up
and some girls don’t
some girls are bigger
some girls are smaller
some girls are smart
and some girls aren’t
some girls are nice
and some girls are mean
but no matter what,
all girls are people
and we should be treated like it.
This is a lovely post but I just want to make a correction about the Laverne Cox/Sophia Burset part.
Laverne/Sophia were not not born as girls. They were assigned male at birth but they were born girls, society just didn’t recognise that because of the idea that gender = genitalia. xxx
Example of racial diversity: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
This series is an example of racial diversity through its cast. Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Detective Rosa Diaz, is from Argentina. Terry Crews, who plays Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords, is an African-American man. Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago, is of Cuban descent. Andre Braugher, another African-American man, plays Captain Ray Holt. The TV series airs on Fox, and is currently in its second season.
Misogyny in the Game of Thrones fandom once again rears its ugly head.
Take a look at this post to see what I’m on about: (X)
(video also features spoilers for GOT series 4, episode 10)
(Note: In this video I use the word ‘wh*re’, but only when using descriptions by other people. I have done this having spoken to sex workers who have told me it is only appropriate in this instance. For anybody watching or reading this, as I say in the video, ‘wh*re’ is not a word we should ever be using to describe anyone. Unless you are a sex worker, it is not your slur to reclaim. This is not a word I would otherwise be using. Nor is it one anyone who is not a sex worker should use.)
Simon Pegg and Amanda Abbington are having Cumberbatch dirty sex talk, please never stop.
Such sodsI guess I’m just an ungrateful shit-stirrer, but, um, publicly tweeting explicit, albeit joking, RPF self-insertion (pun!) slash about a celebrity friend is totes okay…however, writing on a fandom/fanfic site about Sherlock and John getting romantic and sexy is disrespectful to Benedict and Martin? Simon is a close, close friend, and obviously Amanda is Martin’s lifepartner/spouse, so is that what makes the difference? Or is it only different when a famous man initiates it and a famous woman has really witty comebacks? The mental image won’t upset Simon’s children? Or Amanda’s? Or Benedict’s, if he ever has any? I mean, it’s not weird or off-putting to Ben for a woman to publicly write about Ben’s friend and fellow actor penetrating him, as long as the woman is his pal and part of the in-gang, not some virginal teenager or unknown housewife? Or maybe….hmmm….maybe people of all types write things like this because it’s fun, or funny, or interesting, or sexy, or a momentary diversion, and nobody actually intends or wishes to disrespect the actors in the first place. Just thinking out loud, here, not trying to criticize Simon or Amanda; merely pointing out alternative readings based on previous discussions and concerns that have been made public before.
It would seem quite a few people are ticked off by this blatant double standard.
thebritishteapot replied to your post: “well if you think a public convo between close friends of two actors and public forcing of explicit fanart into said actors’ faces even if they asked not to are comparable things, then unfortunately, i can’t help you. ¯_(ツ)_/¯”:Also who forced that fanwork into actors’ faces?
It certainly wasn’t the fans.