Some RL stuff has been popping up, I won't be on for a while.
I'm not going to be on as much anymore, finally some productivity is taking place.
I'll see you all soon!
Happy Singles Awareness day!Because shit sucks, thats what. |DHappy Singles Awareness day! by Sezfox
'Scuse me, while I go eat some chocolate and watch anime like a fat bastard. :I
BAH HUMBUG! :icongrumpplz:
Just to ClarifyThe biggest argument I've seen in my last journal was 'THIS DOESN'T APPLY TO THE BRONY FANDOM BAAAW. THIS IS A GLOBAL ISSUE.' (No shit, seriously? I had no idea :v)Just to Clarify by Zedrin
First off: I find it funny whenever someone said this, because it means they didn't even read the very first line, so how can I trust they read anything of the rant? I said it applies to most the internet (due to anonymity), and even then some (such as examples I've seen at conventions).
Secondly: I targeted the brony fandom in particular because that got people to react. And look, it did. Did you see how many people were bitching over that fact? That, for me, was excellent news. 128 comments in DA alone! Very productive. Even if people disagreed, at least they were thinking.
The examples I provided were in regards to the fandom specifically, so it was not inappropriate to tie the rant to the fandom. Additionally, by centralizing the argument around the fandom, suddenly it became way more relevant and hit way closer to home
'Brony' Chivalry - This needs to be saidI hope to god I piss some people off/step on some toes with this rant.'Brony' Chivalry - This needs to be said by Zedrin
I'm certain a lot of this rant will apply to the internet as a whole, but I'm speaking in specific about the pony fandom, because that's where a lot of these examples have taken place.
This fandom needs to stop objectifying women, and treating 'rape' as a fetish. This is a masculine issue, and this is a feminist issue. But most importantly, it is a human issue, and it needs to be addressed.
Read the rest here: http://zedrin-stormshock.tumblr.com/post/42872709508/brony-chivalry
And don't comment if you didn't read the post.
Some key notes: This is not typecasting the majority. These are indeed a 'shoutlier' representation: a smaller portion of the fandom that is so obnoxious or vulgar that they're taken as the majority.
But let me be clear: if we let them maintain the spotlight, our labeling will change-- and not just in the fandom, as the concept of a 'male' as a whole. The way this is countered is by being the good