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Fans writing gigantic essays about how Mamoru kissing Usagi while she’s passed out is totally okay because she’s either somehow subconsciously consenting to it or gave prior consent simply by dancing and being all blushy around him, more like
imo if parents dont respect their kids then they dont deserve respect from their kids. im tired of people thinking that its normal for parents to treat their children like property or like they dont have feelings. im tired of people thinking that overprotective parents arent harmful. treat your children like people because thats what they ARE
Hey there Folks! Shawn here.
I realize you capped this off by saying it was more of a rant than anything, but I’m still not really understanding the point of this post. First you say that what Kaplan wrote is “harmful to what we’re trying to do here.” What are we trying to do here?
Then you say that what she wrote doesn’t portray the community in a “positive light.”
But then you say you don’t see the article as “an attack on the community” and that Kaplan makes some good points. But then you say that she “borderline-bashed” the community. Huh?
Then you say that we should hold people accountable for their mistakes, but then seem to suggest that people (women?) are too unforgiving of people who make the mistakes… or something.
This whole post is really incoherent and comes off as if you can’t decide whether you think that women and minorities should speak up about their unique, problematic experiences in the community, or whether you want them to shut up about them because that doesn’t “portray the community in a positive light.” I really hope this is just a misunderstanding on my part, because it’s very frustrating to me when people who purport to be allies to me and players like me turn around and imply that they don’t want to actually hear about our problems within the community because they can’t stand the thought of someone honestly criticizing aspects of said community. I already see that frustrating cognitive dissonance way too much from dudes in the video game community.