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Some of these are pretty entertaining. They combine my love for Dean-type cheesy charming harassment with my passion for social justice and general righteousness ;)

Race and gender aren't the only things about to get intersectional tonight!
- Sana Saeed

I hadn't experienced real privilege until I met you.
- Aamer Rahman

"My preferred gender pronouns happen to be 'us' and 'we.'"
- Bhaswati Chattopadhy
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There's a thing I'm curious about. And since my deadline was today and I'm still not finished writing, I'm taking the time to wonder, and ask what you think.

While the word "gay" becoming a commonly used derogatory term, with all the hype about that, I hear more and more ability-related words being used as positive - crazy, sick, insane, even "I can't!" and its many variations have to do with it. Some aren't that new, but they're around a lot.

Personally I don't mind it, very fond of some of those, really (except for when it's triggery, which does sometimes happen) - but I do wonder what it means. Is this the stage before the backlash, in which an issue is becoming more socially accepted? I don't feel we're nearly there yet... definitely not enough for such a widely spread use of the words. Is it just people flipping meanings, like happens for some reason a lot? DK.
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The thing about me a current SPN Canon is this: There are not a lot of characters I can identify with anywhere, and particularly not on TV. That's really very rare. And I strongly identify with both Sam and Dean.

So I'm invested in what happens to them, not just because I love them, but also cause I'm sorta waiting to find out from this tale - how do people like me end up? What happens to us? And yeah, I realize it's a bad idea. And yeah, a bad ending would be heartbreaking. But there seriously aren't any, nearly any stories like that - how could I stop listening, not care? It's like finding your first gay character, in all the stories. You're gonna cling to it even if it's a horrible, bigoted representation - probably

The thing is, for seasons now I'm listening pretty intently, waiting to hear - how they deal with things, what the consequences are and so forth. What can be expected, where choices lead. What somebody else thinks about these things, some creator who perhaps experienced something of that too, perhaps knows things I don't... just has other perspectives... something!

One option not available, is going out of character, "being someone else".I'm waiting for news from the boys I love, the guys I identify with. I wanna know what they do to deal with things. Even just - their trauma, guilt, mental issues, loss, addiction, economic state, isolation, social status and so forth... pegging that as "too depressing" is horrible. It's saying "if you have that many problems, just go ahead and give up on life". People live with bad things, people deal with bad things. And it can include fun and banter and brotherly slashiness - that's what Show's *always* given us, the boys dealing with things too big while supporting each other and sometimes having a good balance with fun. I need to hear about how my boys deal/dealt with it. How they got where they are, wherever that is... There''s no indication of how or why they got where they are...
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(This is what Tumblr sounds like when it's awesome! And may more people answer condescending interviewers like this!)
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Thing 1:
This is beautiful and touching. Watch the vid.
"Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened."

Thing 2:
Google's International Women's Day doodle looks like someone drew a lot of white women, got sent back to fix it an hour before deadline, and just darkened a bunch of the drawings without even bothering to correct the color of the teeth and the white part of the eyes. It mostly looks like some of the women are standing in the shade.


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