Legolas + sass
I’m just afraid everyone’s going to get sick of me. I’m sick of me.
seriously, how can you hate her?
Because she uses slurs, is transphobic, and partakes in bisexual erasure, a lot.
I’ve actually been doing research on this, and honestly I don’t see it. It seems to me, and my own personal belief whether you wish to believe it or not that people are blowing things out of proportion with her. the t ransphobic comment about chaz bono, shes saying its a female but acts like a male, her pet I mean. And isnt being transgender being one sex biologically but partaking in the other gender from societal norms? Ex: being biologically female but saying you’re transgender by dressing as a man and requesting using male pronouns. The cat is female biologically but acts like a male where social norms are concerned thus the name chaz bono comes up and why she calls the cat that name.
As for slurs? calling herself a dyke as a slur? or tomboyish? Again, it is my belief and i’m trying to be completely and utterly respectful here, you are welcome to disagree, but I’m going to try and explain my point of view on the subject, sure she used these terms in referencing the connotations associated with being lesbian, dyke and tomboy are often associated with being a lesbian even though lesbians some of the time aren’t tomboyish. She was trying to paint a picture of what she used to be like when she was on the basketball team. She wasn’t using the slurs against lesbians or bisexual individuals, she was using it to describe herself. Sure maybe she could have used a better term, she probably should have, but no ones perfect.
and lastly bisexual erasure as defined by wikipedia is “Bisexual erasure or bisexual invisibility is the tendency to ignore, remove, falsify, or reexplain evidence of bisexuality in history, academia, news media and other primary sources. In its most extreme form, bisexual erasure can include denying that bisexuality exists. It is often a manifestation of biphobia, although it does not necessarily involve overt antagonism.”
so for this, i’m assuming you mean the whole thing about mystique and her being cast as her. Now, take it from me a comics expert, as someone who stays up all night reading comics, including x-men, this is actually a first for me to hear that mystique is actually bisexual. I didn’t know that. Now lets take a look at what she said. “No! That’s the first time I’ve heard that. She has kids, she has night crawlers, and she sleeps with Magneto! Unless I’m completely wrong, I mean, she is 100 years old, she definitely had time for a lesbian phase.” She assumed that mystique was heterosexual because of the fact that she has kids and she sleeps with magneto, hell, ANYONE, without prior evidence would assume that she was straight. If you saw mystique in a comic making out with magneto you’d probably think “oh, she’s probably heterosexual.” Statistically the amount of bisexual people in the entire world compared to heterosexual people is incredibly low, so there is a social norm within society that goes without being said that if you see a woman kissing a man, or a woman that has children, you’re probably going to assume that they are hetero sexual based upon the evidence you can see. If mystique were to say “Oh hey, btw, i’m bisexual, so yeah thats a thing” then there would be a realization of individuals thinking “oh mystique is bisexual, okay,” when before they thought that she was heterosexual based upon the evidence of children and kissing a male.
In conclusion, rachel, you’re a cool chick, I’m not defending jen for what shes said, i’m not saying what you think is wrong, what I am saying is maybe you are looking for scapegoats to blame for opression against the transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay people. You might not be doing it consciously but it could be happening. In my life, I have found that people will jump to conclusions based upon the answers they already have in their heads. For example, you think that if she calls herself a dyke you must think shes part of the patriarchy that seeks to oppress individuals that don’t have equal rights in our society, instead of looking past that from a perspective of the outsider. Jennifer Lawrence is a good human being, and I will stand by that until the day I die. If you want to unfollow me, okay, thats fine. But if you want to continue making mountains out of molehills against jennifer lawrence, don’t. Because she is a good human being, she makes mistakes, everyone does and whether or not you choose to believe that, its the truth. Thank you.
I FELT SO SORRY FOR HER IN THIS MOMENT.
like ok from the day she got on the hogwarts express, people were making fun of her and she’s never viewed as pretty or attractive until the moment in the first gif.
and because ron is fuckin jealous, he makes her feel like shit and ugh it’s like her one night of being someone else is just shattered and and and
WHY DID YOU D O THAT
I get really annoyed with people who are like “well she could have asked ron first instead of screaming at him to not use her as a last resort.”
well… no. She was asked by krum right away. She wanted to go with him. She wasn’t going alone and moaning that Ron hadn’t asked her. Her objection was to being treated like she should have been available to him, and being treated like she was lying about having a date. And who the fuck wouldn’t be offended by somebody thinking that they’re so undesirable that they made up a date?
this post actually made me almost cry no jokeAnd the fact that she’s sitting there alone unlike that other girl whose friends are comforting her because her one friend is the problem and she doesn’t want to upset her other friend because he’s got enough going on and it just breaks my heart.