Tamagotchi 4U commercial.
- calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
- referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
- referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
- the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
- "it’s just my opinion"
Last week, Zakhele Mbhele was sworn in as a member of the South African National Assembly, making him the country’s first openly gay parliamentarian and the first openly gay black member of parliament in any African nation.
Overall, he’s the 203rd openly gay parliamentarian worldwide.
Mbhele’s arrival on the African political scene, such as it is, could not be more timely for those looking for any sign of good news for LGBT people facing brutal, draconian policies targeting LGBT Africans — like Uganda’s crushing new antigay law, which imposes lifetime prison sentences for repeated consensual sexual activity between two adults of the same gender.
"Having more openly gay achievers in society can counter that damage by giving young LGBT people role models to inspire them to build their self-confidence and work ambitiously to achieve their dreams,” Mbhele told Mamba.
Awesome, awesome news. Major congrats to him and to all South Africans for the accomplishment.
its kinda stang e
Neo-Nazis get their shit pushed in by native american grandmothers, who then capture their flag, take selfies with it, and then burn it.
Neo Nazi status: Wrekt.
You will never be as cool as these grandmothers.
literally the most punk rock thing on my dash ever. Nazi Punks fuck off
literally these grannies will beat out every single white dudebro in a game of CAPTURE THE FLAG
sweats„ fraternityboy’s pics are great refs for dirk„„„ „ , „„ ¯\_( ツ )_/¯
A “token” character is a term for a character who is any combination of non-white, non-straight, and/or non-cisgender and has been included in a story’s cast simply for the sake of diversity or political correctness - and they’re pretty much never the main character. They’re known as a “token” character because they are typically the only non-white/non-straight/non-cis character in the cast, like the author was trying to fulfill their Diversity Quota.
It gets especially embarrassing when all of these traits are piled into one character, and they become the story’s captial-T “Token” character. For whatever reason, it’s like they’re the setting’s Chosen One for sexual and/or racial diversity. Everyone else is white/straight/cis except this one person. It’s weird.
You see token characters a lot with ensembles; for example, in high school stories. There might be a central group of friends, and this group will be primarily composed of white, straight, cisgender people - but they’ll have One Black Friend. Or One Asian friend (whose exact nationality is never determined, funnily enough). Or One Gay Friend. And like I said before, in those weird, egregious examples, they’ll have the One Multiracial Gay Trans Friend. This character will have a grand total of maybe five minutes of screen time and probably will be composed entirely of stereotypes, but hey, at least they’re there, right? See, not everyone’s white/straight/cis! This one person over on the side here is XYZ!
(The above is sarcasm. Ugh, tokenism.)
Question I’m sure you’re all wondering: How can you avoid tokenism? Simple. Make more of your characters non-white/non-straight/non-cis. It’s a big old world we live in, folks. There is no good reason and there is no excuse for populating your story only with White Straight Cis people.
Hope that helps.
Same goes for disability, body type, culture, what have you. Basically anything that “others” them and deviates from the accepted standard.
Have a variety of people and you should have little
- me: *just fucking smears the hotglue on with bare fingers*
- me: fire cannot hurt a dragon
Manga aesthetics. I co-sign