After all this discussion I maintain that I disagree with that post going around that the trailer was made as a horrible marketing ploy on Ghibli’s part to break gay people’s hearts everywhere and steal our money but I DO agree that the way the trailer was made was misleading in that the way that different audiences would interpret the characters words/actions so differently and it should have been made WAY more clear in this day and age when MOGII audiences are more widespread, recognized, and marketed to
to me it feels more like we as an audience were just not thought about much in the making of the trailer instead of us being actively and purposefully deceived. Still not great still not happy about it but I’m not like…AS PISSED AS I WAS
[spoilers] i havent read the book but i looked into it and i heard marnie was the ghost of anna’s grandmother? which is why they were made completely unshippable. this may be wrong but. i’m pretty sure theyre related somehow
i think someone i follow read the book bc i remember seeing a post on my dash about them being disappointed that it wasn’t gay in the end
YEAH I got the gist from reading about the book that any gay context would have been inserted by ghibli anyway, so much was changed (ie the setting, setup, etc)
Also does anyone know if the translations on the captions on that trailer are official or confirmed or whatever? Not that that excuses it, either way it’s disappointing and I’m sad, but I still don’t feel that it is malicious or OUT TO GET OUR MONEY BY TRICKING US or like…Supernatural-esque queerbaiting to string along a particular audience
Again I could be wrong and it could be this evil marketing ploy but…it seems more like ignorant marketing than evil marketing
wait …as far as i can tell even in the book [spoilers?? idk i havent read it] marnie is a ghost like…idk how that means that they cant be gay it might just mean they aren’t together at the end which while is a boring trope for mogii media doesn’t mean it’s queerbaiting…but if ghiblis changed it so that they are sisters yeah thats ..nah
but idk if it’s as malicious as that post makes it sound though something about the way it was worded cheesed me so I deleted it. I want to hold off on going GHIBLI IS STEALING GAY PPLS MONEY AND LAUGHING AT YOU until we get more information about the movie
it isn’t said on tv. orange is the new black, for example, features a bisexual protagonist who points out the biphobia at one point in assuming she can’t be attracted to multiple genders, but no one Ever says the word and she is ignored and referred to as a straight girl or a lesbian depending on the situation
other bisexual characters later turn out to have been Really Monosexual All Along. or are attractive, promiscuous women with commitment issues
this isn’t a coincidence.
people who are attracted to multiple genders, when asked about it, often describe themselves as “Fluid”. “I’d rather not label it.” “I don’t need to define it.” “It’s just whatever.” as if people are afraid of even implying the b word
this isn’t a coincidence.
the word ‘bisexual’ gets you different reactions in different places. straight people think you’re either faking for attention or a deviant. straight men are afraid of bi men and think bi women are just particularly promiscuous straight girls who want to have threesomes with them
gay men accuse bi men of being in the closet. lesbians accuse bi women of being straight girls going through a phase. and the ones who don’t do either of these things still often assume bisexuals are promiscuous, indecisive, and can’t settle down.
the theme throughout is that bisexually is illegitimate, deceptive, and always a front for something else.
this isn’t a coincidence
people are constantly encouraged to ‘settle down’, to ‘just pick one’, to ‘not be greedy’. abandon bisexuality. you’re really gay. you’re really straight. you’re too young. how can you know you’re bisexual at 16? 18? 20? 25?
this isn’t a coincidence
the word ‘bisexuality’ is constantly, persistently manipulated, by people who aren’t bisexual at all. the meaning twisted on shallow rationale. accused of being transphobic, or of being exclusionary. this has been happening for over 20 years now despite the existence of outspoken trans and/or non-binary bisexuals. whatever they can do to make you not say the word. pick a different one.
this isn’t a coincidence
bisexual people - whether implied or literally, deliberately saying they are bisexual using the word - are constantly rewritten as gay or as straight. gay icon. he was never interested in men. bi actor comes out? headlines say ‘came out as gay’, or articles outright ignore it
it’s never, ever a coincidence. bi erasure is a constant, ongoing thing.
Pretty sure it's trans exclusionary, not eradicating. TERFs come from the school of thought that gender itself should be abolished since it is used often to keep people in certain roles and to keep stereotypes alive. (I.e. That gender as a social construct causes trans people's dysphoria) Basic third wave feminism. I'm not a TERF but have friends who are, they really are not as selfish or as hateful as they are perceived to be.
I’ve heard exclusionary, eradicating, and erasing, and you know what? Same difference.
By excluding trans women from feminism, one is effectively eradicating them. By saying “I don’t care about the violence you face as a trans woman” either through disbelief or ignoring their situation, one becomes part of the system that perpetuates that violence. By saying trans women are “really men,” that’s actively harmful. By saying trans women’s issues are irrelevant to feminism, that’s actively harmful. Whether by their own hand or someone else’s, trans people in general and trans women in particular face an amount of violence that we can’t exclude from the issues of the feminist movement, can’t erase from the feminist movement, without the result being effectively eradicating them.
It is hateful to tell trans women that they aren’t women. It’s just as bad as telling lesbians we just need a good dicking or telling women to get back in the kitchen. Bigotry is bigotry. I’m sure your friends have some other wonderful qualities, but that particular one is incredibly ugly and don’t make excuses for it.
kinda glad tho because i’ve been itching to articulate that thought for a while
also I would like to point out to any/all of my followers/potential followers that I have the request to ask about reblogging sad personal posts in my about section it has its own paragraph this is not a New Thing. But I have to ask about it on the regular anyway bc nobody bothers to read it. I ended up making a separate blog for venting anyway with a password because people have too much of a beef with that lol
Maybe you shouldn't make posts if you don't want them reblogged. This is tumblr after all.
Omg I actually got one of these……. I knew this day would come…
Because just like when you have a conversation with someone in real life you should recognize which material is acceptable to share and which isn’t. You don’t go to a public place with a friend and start shouting about what they’re telling you just because its a restaurant/park/whatever and you *can*. Just because you are technically capable of sharing something doesn’t free you from the responsibility of judging whether it is appropriate or not for you to share. And by choosing to be angry about someone not wanting you to share something you have proven that your desire to do what you want when you want is more important to you than the happiness and well being of people around you. Especially when in this specific case I’ve specified that you are free to ask first if you are in doubt about sharing a sad post I make. If that effort is too much for you you can just unfollow me idc
Frankly every time I see someone get a message like this I start to wonder about the actual statistic of how many ten year olds have web presences. like I just don’t want everyone to reblog my ‘sad about a plant dying’ post sorry that is 2 RIDICULOUS 2 ASK FOR
Please do not reblog posts that I make when I’m sad about something unless you ask first! I totally get it if you relate to it or if you want to show solidarity BUT it makes me uncomfortable if it happens out of the blue especially since I’ve cut back on sad posts on my main blog. Thank you!
My favorite echeveria got rotted by all the rain bc I didn’t move the pot like I should have. I’m going to try and sprout some of the less damaged leaves but I’m so so sad I want to cry it was so lovely and getting so big ;_____; what a rotten day this is turning out to be
Yall please keep in mind that political cartoons that depict Jews and Jewish symbols/icons instead of naming/depicting Israel are antisemitic. There’s a reason people depict this ideology and its 100% to do with taking advantage of a situation that ”’allows”’ them to promote the hatred of an entire group of people under the guise of ‘honest commentary’ and you should NOT let them get away with it. It directs outrage and commentary towards innocent people instead of focusing it on the state of Israel where it belongs.
Please be very mindful and careful about the propaganda you choose to spread and support.
“The nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”—Anne of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery (via anne-shirley-gilbert-blythe)
"maybe the wider than expected demographic appeal of my little pony is a bellwether for the destigmatization of femininity" — me, in 2011, being the most wrong about anything i’ve ever been in my entire life
There are over 526 million black women in the world, all with different appearances, and your racist ass is going to say not liking black women is a ‘preference’, when the only damn thing they all got in common physically is their blackness? Sure, honey.
“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”—