"You get to experience more of who she is on the inside."
I recently got into Orange is The New Black, and while I do enjoy it, I can't help but feel that all the bisexual and lesbian romances are just a bunch of sex scenes between white, cis, able-bodied, neurotypical women. Why do the WoC inmates have to be hetero and or shown to be interacting with other women on a strictly platonic level? It really bugs me that for a show that is praised for it's positive portrayal of non-hetero women is lacking in diversity and a far-cry from LGBT+ women.
Well aside from the fact that the show is intensely biphobic (they just refer to Piper as being a lesbian again) I completely agree with you.
Like the ‘great romance’ is for Piper/Alex but the cis hets also get a fair amount of representation (Piper/Larry, Larry/Polly, Daya/Bennet who also get screentime- but that relationship is problematic in itself, he’s in a position of power and she’s in inmate, it has a shit ton of consent issues).
While season two does go into WoC falling for each other with Poussey falling for Taystee Poussey has to go through the pain of having to be rejected because…? why? The black contingent was unaccepting of homosexuality?!
And then we have Maritza and Flaca who kiss once just to try it out and decide it’s not for them. Which isn’t bad or anything, it’s just that- why can’t we have a queer relationship between two woc?
What about Sophia who we see never hanging out with her fellow black girls?
What about Suzanne, who’s clearly queer yet she doesn’t even get a love interest? Even stalker white girl Morello gets love.
Bisexuality is not talked about but it is represented… among only white cis ablebodied women.
The racial problems aside (Vee being a villain compared to Red’s benevolent dictatorship) the writing assumes that the PoC are inherently queerphobic or that we’re uninterested in seeing them in queer relationships.
- Mod M & R
Women in Refrigerators
Dead Men Defrosting: "In cases where male heroes have been altered or appear to die they usually come back better than before, either power-wise or in terms of character development/relevancy to the reader. "
"Men get tortured and die too!" you say?
"First, there’s always been a larger selection of male characters, so a handful made barely a ripple. Second, they didn’t seem to be killed in the same way—they tended to die heroically, to go down fighting. Whereas in many cases, the superladies were simply found on the kitchen table already carved up."
Wonderfully Natural, original artwork.
Its been so hard to sit down and find some time to draw, especially since my life has taken a dramatic turn in several areas. I haven’t drawn in so long, its gonna take some time to shake some rust off. Hopefully I can fit drawing back into my routine again.
If you would like this illustration as an 11”x17” print, you can find it at my Storenvy site: illumistrations.storenvy.com
Honestly, any time you take to draw is a happy time for me, so I hope things get better for you soon! <3
Love Moko. Her song Your Love is addicting, and her style is so pretty. Just felt like she’d make a great Sailor Moon. Also was inspired by Asieybarbie’s sailor moon redraws as well when doing this.
I’m gonna cry because I love Moko too and I love Sailor Moon and this is absolute perfection and everyone should just SEE THIS THEN LIKE IT IMMEDIATELY OK.
Had 4 little black girls come up to me crying at camp this week because the white boys told they were ugly because they were "too dark." I hate how people excuse racism in children. "Oh, he's just a child." Those girls are children, too. That's another comment to him he's already forgotten, but that's scarred those girls. I had to tell that kid of because I'm here for protecting black girls 100%. I've never been so angry in my life.
But okay listen: 7 years ago today, MILLIONS. LITERALLY MILLIONS. of Potterheads from all over the world were sitting with their brand-new copies of the Deathly Hallows and taking their final journey with Harry. It’s amazing when you think of the sheer scope of it-that many people in a sense united by this one book, riding the same emotional roller coaster simultaneously.
Wait, it’s activists making oppressed groups look bad? I thought it was entire industries, media organizations, politicians, and deeply entrenched social biases. My bad.
i do not support rape ever, even in married couples, but i've heard it is an unhealthy relationship if a couple only has sex like once or two times per month. i have heard marriage counselors tell couples that they must have a sex certain number of times a month, and some even have like a scheduled sex calendar. i am just very confused on this. isn't there something wrong in a marriage that does not have sex often? aren't sexually active couples happier? thank you!!
I think people use intercourse as a cure-all for deeper problems. Couples that have actual intimacy with one another are happier, but couples that fuck just to keep from breaking up are probably miserable.
Anon said “even in married couples”
Remember what I said about sex being considered a requirement, being promoted as a solution to everything?
Those marriage counselors sound insane. I’ve been married for fifteen years, and i think the term “regular sex” is relative. Sometimes we have it fairly often. Other times, not so much. Marriages, like all relationships, have and ebb and flow. We as a society put far too much emphasis on sex, when it’s only a small part of a healthy relationship. We are very affectionate, kissing, hugging and touching are crucial to both of us. I can’t imagine a day without it. Sex is the only way to be intimate with someone, and sometimes it’s not even the best way.