I wonder why people hate on swens so much
Keep a note of these blogs in particular. They work very very hard to spread rumours and to spam and attack SQ shippers and Adam with the perception that WE’RE the bad ones.
People have made up accounts, pretended to be SQ shippers, and posted the most vile things in order to muster up opposition. And some SQ shippers bought into it and started all of this ‘bad apple’ crap that is so insidious that NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I ask people to stop using the term, I get comments saying ‘yes, there are bad apples, but don’t call EVERYBODY a bad apple’ when the point is that the IDEA was begun by fake accounts, homophobic hate-blogs like ‘Mikey’ and others.
We won a poll and the ONLY response we got was a vague ‘yay ALL ships’ and a bunch of attacks on Adam for daring even to say THAT which wasn’t even praise or worthy of much more than a side-eye.
I’m not saying this to get people upset, I’m saying—look clearly at this fandom and realize that this isn’t about ‘ships’ it’s about all forms of oppression and how OUaT is reinforcing hierarchies through its story and throughout the fandom.
We won the AfterEllen poll. SQ is officially the biggest femslash ship out there. But it’s also the biggest movement of people who want to see equal representation for LGBT people in media/visual communication.
[ps. my only issue with AfterEllen polls is that it pits us against each other when we should be fighting together for representation. Also, some bloggers tend to celebrate the SHOWS themselves, like say True Blood which did a shameful thing when it lesbo-baited Tara/Pam and then promptly killed one of them. now, when OUaT has treated us pretty much like dirt, I think we should keep an eye on what happens next]
His congratulations doesn’t even acknowledge us, and yet every Swan Queen hater jumps out of the woodwork to attack him… and in doing so, they’re showing us more acknowledgement than his so-called support. His words mean more to them, than they do to us and that’s just sad.
We’re hateful? disrespectful? We don’t deserve praise? We’re not the ones verbally raping one of the writers.
"This is my first cabbage! You know, a lot of times they’re kind of soft, but this one is sold! It’s going to be good eatin’!"
"What are you going to make with it?"
"Well, this one I’m giving to my parents. You have to give the first one away or you just spoil the whole spirit of gardening."
This is the most victorious photo of cabbage ever captured.
YESSSSSSSS MA’AMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M TRYNA GET LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
EXCEPT THIS ISNT JUST A FUNNY HAHA SILLY HEADLINE GUYS
this is really important and is a really great program that teaches skills to inmates and allows them to basically receive group therapy while they are simultaneously learning a craft
IT IS ALSO REALLY RADICAL BECAUSE IT BREAKS NOT ONLY THE STEREOTYPE THAT INMATES ARE INCAPABLE OF BEING DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN TALK OUT THEIR ISSUES AND HEAL AND BE FUNCTIONING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT TRADITIONALLY GENDERED HOBBIES LIKE KNITTING ARENT JUST “FOR WOMEN” AND ARE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.
here is an from the above article
They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. Then they moved on to hats for kids at the inner-city elementary school many of the prisoners attended, Zwerling says. “If you look at them, they’re covered with tattoos, they’re rough looking, and many of the young guys don’t have all their teeth,” she says. “But it doesn’t feel rough. They’re very respectful and grateful and very happy to knit.”
THEY KNIT COMFORT ITEMS FOR ABUSED KIDS. THEY KNIT HATS FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN.
this is a good program and i really hope that people actually look into it rather than just posting the headline and a silly image attached ok
original article - x
Seriously go read that article.
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.