its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit
because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say
literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies
What is the best way to accurately write from the perspective of a character with a different orientation than you?@theonlyfantasyninja
Well, first of all, remember that everyone’s experience is different. Some people, even with a completely different orientation, may have experiences similar to yours and some people with the same orientation will have completely different experiences.
Talk to several people who do have that orientation, both in real life and online if you can manage it. Ask them about their experiences (if they’re willing), and try to ask questions that will relate to the situation(s) you’re writing about.
Do other research too. Read blogs or books or other things written by people of that orientation. There are a lot of blogs on Tumblr that offer writing advice and information on various orientations and identities, they would be a good place to start. We have information on writing XXX characters that I will tag and add to that link every time we have a discussion on it.
Harmony Ink Press gives some pretty good advice in terms of writing diversity. There are many resources and don’t forget to do your homework and find out what the story means to you.
do you really think heterosexual characters belong in children’s media? think of the example you’re setting. :(
A Halloween PSA
Halloween store are popping up, which means that no matter how offensive you find the costumes, DO NOT harass the employees or make their lives miserable by defacing merchandise. They are seasonal, minimum wage workers and attacking them gets you nowhere.