- Apr 3, 2020
What is wrong with that? I mean seriously, what is wrong with men being men and women being women. I understand that some people feel certain ways, trans or something inbetween, but i don't understand that just because a few people feel different inside that the whole of society needs to breakdown and destroy what it means to be a man or woman.But when it becomes ubiquitous, and the trope is so common that it's inescapable in media, then kids can hardly help but internalise the message that boys and girls are supposed to be certain ways. That starts to happen when it's all they see, over and over. And the broader impact of that on a kid's idea of gender roles can be restrictive and dispiriting.
So what if there are gender roles? The lines and rules between the two have been shifted quite a bit in the last few decades anyway. Woman working, getting powerful positions, etc etc. Women are free to make whatever progress they want to put the effort into. What does that have to do with still promoting men being men, and women being women.
If you are advertising to men about having big cocks and going out into the woods to do some manly shit like hunt a fucking deer and sleep outside for a week without taking a shower to promote a new tactial vest or some shit, then what's wrong with that?
What is wrong with advertising dollhouses to little girls?
Neither of those two things mean that those paths are the only things for men or women.
I just don't understand the reasoning behind whitewashing everything to the point where there is no gender, be what you want and we'll never make anything or be creative because we might risk hurting someone's fucking feelings.
This whole thing goes against what you've said you wanted in this very thread.
We cannot possibly hope that writers will be encouraged to create better characters, better plots, better stories, when everyone is so fucking eager to get triggered that the creator's can't take any risks! You wonder why we are filled to the brim with fucking remakes and remasters!? That's why! They can't risk offending people on some new project that might turn around and offend someone. So they fall back on existing shit, or safe tropes to keep things as inoffensive as possible. AND THEN PEOPLE WONDER WHY THE SHIT SUCKS!?
I feel like i live in a crazy world.