For I am alone in this dark and terrible place.
As a demon…..
There’s over 300 languages spoken in London
Less than half of the population is white british
There are large areas with little to no white population
so if your show is set in London and has an all white cast you’re not even being remotely accurate
See Also: New York
los angeles is only 40% white yet look at every single tv show in LA :/
go, l i v e your d r e a m .
I think it’s really important that you understand where this attitude comes from.
I have lots of societal privileges - I’m white, cis, middle-class and have a good education, good mental and physical health and a supportive family. One privilege that I don’t have, however, is straightness.
As a queer woman, I make posts fairly often in which I refer to ‘straight people’, usually in an accusatory context. What it’s essential for you to understand is that I do not mean ALL straight people - there are straight people who I love very much - I mean the straight people contributing to the problem.
"But Brontë, if you don’t mean all straight people, why don’t you say ‘some straight people’?" you ask.
For the same reason that I’m very glad that other people say ‘white people’, ‘able-bodied people’ and ‘cis people’.
When I see one of those posts, I cannot separate myself from it. I have to think ‘this is a post about a group that I belong to’. I then have to ask myself, “Does this post apply to me? Do I contribute to this problem? Do I benefit from this problem? Is there anything I can do to help with this issue?”
Several times, I have realised that yes, I am part of the problem, and there is something that I can do to help a group of people with less societal privilege than myself. Providing people with no room to distance themselves from an issue forces them to critique themselves.
If I feel that I am not part of the problem, I take no offence, because I understand a) the purpose of the post and b) that I will never truly understand, because I will never go through the experiences that led to the publication of that post. I then reblog the post so that others consider it and their own behaviour as I did.
I have almost 20,000 followers. I have never, not once, in the 2+ years that I’ve been on tumblr, received a single hateful message about the fact that I am cis. I have trans and non-binary friends with far less followers than me who receive hateful messages about their identities DAILY.
Let that sink in.
An indirect post made to express frustration or prompt consideration is absolutely in no way, shape or form comparable to direct abuse.
So no, I don’t take offence at cis-negativity. I don’t take offence because I would rather learn from my mistakes and be a better person than make an issue that does not affect me about me. I don’t take offence because I know how much easier it is to say ‘I hate cis people’ than ‘I hate that my parents won’t respect my identity and refuse to call me by my chosen name and preferred pronouns’. I don’t take offence because I know that I will never, ever face prejudice for my gender identity in the outside world. I don’t take offence because I know that my gender (beyond the fact that I’m a woman and that there is still plenty of institutionalised misogyny) will never damage my chances of being employed. I don’t take offence because I know that nobody will ever question that aspect of my identity, or ask intrusive questions about myself and my genitalia. I don’t take offence because I will never be called ‘it’. I don’t take offence because people will never talk maliciously about my gender identity behind my back. I don’t take offence because I can pick up any book or put on any film or TV programme and see people like me (in this area) represented not only as the norm, but as the ONLY type of person. I don’t take offence because I am 1,500 times less likely to be murdered than my trans friends.
claudiaboleyn said this all much more eloquently than I have in her video Tumblr Hates Cis People. Please take 6 minutes out of your day to listen to what she has to say, because it is really, really important.
Orphan Black → one gifset per episode
↳ 01x04, Effects of External Conditions
friendly reminder that since Molly took care of Harry for seven years, Lily pays her back by taking care of Fred
friendly reminder that fuck you
Charlie Bradbury + hacking