Among those asked to describe the most important problem facing their lives right now:
LGBT youth identified
1. Non-accepting families (26%)
2. School/bullying problems (21%)
3. Fear of being out or open (18%)
Non-LGBT youth identified
1. Classes/exams/grades (25%)
2. College/career (14%)
3. Financial pressures related to college or job (11%)
From the Human Rights Campaign
S. Ross Browne
Ummm…I am so VERY into this right now!
But Black people in period or fantasy settings totally makes the stories unreal.
Also holy shit I love these.
How come I don’t run across this stuff regularly?
Because of racism and the retroactive erasure of POC in Medieval Europe. Pretty much the same reason you almost never see these works of art either unless you’re already looking for them:
I think someone cleverly said that, oh, apparently you can put dragons and wizards in medieval settings, but people of any other race than white, WHOA HOLD THE PHONE THAT’S WAY TOO OUTLANDISH AND UNREALISTIC
One of my housemates in Oxford tried to tell me there were no black people in England before 1960.
I was like,
|—||From seanan_mcguire’s posting on Sexism, the current SFWA kerfuffle, and “lady authors:” in the comments, via jenk, a long lovely passage from Dorothy L. Sayers’ 1947 essay, “The Human-Not-Quite-Human”. Read the whole thing. The perception of this problem is nothing new… (via dduane)|
- I got 2 big hugs from my story time kids
- I ate a cricket that tasted like sour cream and onion… all in the name of programming
|—||Why Neil Gaiman Thinks Fiction Is Dangerous, and Why I Think It’s Dangerous | Library Journal (via libraryjournal)|
i dunno, feeling a little loopy today. also, what is the point of consommé?
Love what Ramen is thinking
Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth,
within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.