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fengbaohua:

Hey, regarding your post about Queerbaiting on RWBY and the “queerphobia does not exist in Remnant” assumption, I’m afraid I lack a source (I searched, I swear, but couldn’t find it :( ), but I’ve heard it said around Tumblr post that one of the writers (not Monty, though) had said something along the lines of “homophobia not existing in Remnant/Veil/whatever”, though that said… the comment seemed so off-handed and not given any deep thought that it made me think they didn’t really mean it. Like something they might have said while shrugging and potentially only for the sake of dismissing accusations for the time being. I don’t know. I do think I’ll keep trying to find a source for it, though. Just thought I’d let you know what I’ve gather so far. See ya.

alexlayer

My theory is that when either Miles or Kerry says there’s no homophobia in Remnant, they mean that there’s no blatant persecution of people who are in same-sex relationships. That doesn’t mean there’s no transphobia because think about how invisible the trans community is outside of Tumblr or support groups. And because it’s so invisible, the writers are going to slip up and insert jokes they don’t recognize as transmisogynistic.

For example, someone could say “oh, I’m an ally!” but that doesn’t tell you anything about how good of an ally they are. You don’t know how much exposure they have had towards LGBTQ issues. This “promise” that RWBY is lacking in queerphobia shouldn’t be taken at face value. Instead, I think the FNDM should take their words to mean:

"We are not intolerant, but we don’t know as much as we could, so please bear with us because we want to be inclusive and we’ll make mistakes along the way out of ignorance and not malice.”

octoswan:

there’s a comic book store in my town that gives ladies a 10% discount and the people who work there are really friendly so lots of ladies show up to hang out and buy comics and one time i was looking through some new releases and this guy walked in, saw all the ladies, did a double take, and said really loudly and condescendingly, ‘there sure are a lot of girls in here for a comic store!’ and laughed but no one else laughed with him and it was glorious

yayfeminism:

One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.

The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.

Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. 
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freezymccheesy:

mjwitman:

“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.

So I called her, and I said, “Hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek.” I said, “I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.”

I saw her — boy, I’m telling you, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people.

I said to her, “I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis.” And two weeks from then, in somewhere else, you know? She also came to New York - she was able to afford to got to these places. That went on for two or three years, maybe eighteen times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.

And then all of the sudden — nothing. I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I never really saved her address.

Eight years later, I get a letter saying, “I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.”

That’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Holy crap. thats amazing. <3

Not gonna lie…. Made me tear up

(Source: lesliecrusher)

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