LITERALLY WHAT IS THE HARM IN SAYING A CHARACTER IS BISEXUAL NOTHING OF PREVIOUS HETERO RELATIONSHIPS IS GLOSSED OVER IT GIVES REPRESENTATION TO A GROUP WHO IS OFTEN ERASED AND NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO FIGHT ABOUT THIS KIND OF SHIT WHY IS THIS EVEN A PROBLEM
sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo
Super incredibly maddening thing about mental illness:
Fighting your ass off to live a normal life and function as well as you can, and instead of getting credit and having people be proud of you for all the efforts you’re making, having people use your apparently normal behavior as a reason to invalidate you and think you weren’t that sick to begin with.
It takes a lot of badassery to act this normal, but the effort is all invisible.
words like “shit” and “fuck” and “hell” and “damn” are like kitchen knives. most of the time you’re going to be using them for some practical purpose. you stubbed your toe or got a flat tire or are shocked by something. all very practical, typical things that happen….
saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire