sad how it's usually only muslims who speak out when muslims are suffering or being oppressed. the absolute silence from my non-muslim friends – who are usually very loud about any other human rights violations – when it comes to the oppression of the palestinians and the uyghurs and the muslims in india and many, many more. the silence of loud defenders of women's rights when it comes to hijab bans that are nothing more than blatant anti-muslim discrimination. and it's not an "oh but they're so far away – it's easier to sympathise with people close by or who are similar to me" issue: i remember feeling the exact same when it was only my muslim friends who seemed outraged at the terrorist attack in christchurch (everyone else seemed more interested in that egg kid...).
don't really know where I'm going with this but it would be nice to be seen as equal. as human as everyone else and as deserving of basic rights and respect.
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I know a couple days ago I said I wasn't gonna do a bunch of drawings about this au but alas I continue to be plagued with visions (click for quality)
[ID: a four-panel comic featuring the tres horny boys, redrawn from a youtube video.
Panel 1: Magnus, looking guilty, says "This is all my fault... I'm sorry I planted that tree, guys. I led us astray."
Panel 2: Taako says "It's okay, Magnus, we're all sinners. But we've learned our lesson today."
Panel 3: Merle says, "Yeah. Don't plant trees!"
Panel 4: a wide shot of the three of them. Taako and Magnus have their hands on their hips and are saying "Merrrle..." in unison while looking down at him. "*sitcom laugh track*" is written at the top of the panel. End ID]
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I’m gonna use a really stupid metaphor or whatever it’s called to say something unrelated to explain something else. I know like two people are gonna see this but I have thoughts and so here they are.
So if a cake looks like- let’s say an apple(cuz you know those super realistic sculpture cakes) and you think it’s an apple but then you cut it and find out it’s a cake are you gonna get mad at it for looking like an apple?
Like I want someone to fight me! I may look like an apple but I’m an cake I assure you. Now the metaphor kinda falls apart here but I’m still serious. You’re not gonna keep calling the cake an apple once you realize so like- if it’s that easy to stop mislabeling a cake how about you use some of that brain power to stop mislabeling people?
Look I don’t care if people accidentally mislabel me. ACCIDENTS happen I know. Quit whining and blubbering over it though. You’re the one making a big deal out of it. I’ve accidentally misgendered cis people before because I just talk fast. It’s not a big freaking deal. Whenever someone gets whiny about having trouble referring to me properly it makes me afraid they are going to stop trying. Because that seems to be what whiny people do.
You are so god damned capable of referring to me correctly and if you’re busy saying it’s “hard” then you just don’t care enough. You have so much fucking brain power that you can learn new routes to drive and can cook and play dumb phone games. You could learn a new language if you wanted. Quit making excuses! Yeah learning new things can be hard but if I abandoned my car every time I came to a speed bump I wouldn’t have a car anymore... you’re making a mountain out of a mole hill because you want to say you can’t climb but we’re both staring down at the little pile of dirt you won’t step over.
I get that looking at someone society has told you is a girl and saying he can be difficult. I get that calling someone by other pronouns when your brain provides a binary one automatically can be weird. But so is driving a car for the first time. Or eating weird new foods that you didn’t grow up with. Just because you grew up riding in the passenger seat of your moms car doesn’t mean you can make her drive you your whole life. We learn things everyday, so just because something poses a challenge doesn’t mean you can’t do it and it sure as shit isn’t an excuse not to.
Society is dumb.
Don’t be whiny just tell me what you really think.
Also if you don’t care enough to use your brain to refer to me correctly, I don’t care enough to use mine to talk to you.