but bisexuals arent trying to enforce the binary either?
thus “specifically avoiding reinforcing”. My understanding is that “bisexual” is the older word and that a large number of people who use it use it to mean “attracted to people in general rather than limited to a certain sex/gender”, and that there are people who use “pansexual” to mean exactly the same thing, but they want to use words that don’t reinforce the binary. It’s sort of like how people who say “postman” aren’t evilly trying to support the profession as male-only; just that some people go out of their way to say “mail carrier” or similar to avoid feeding into the overall trend.
I hope that makes sense? I did not mean to come off as accusative or anything.
I’ve been re-reading the 'Luminosity' Twilight fanfic by Alicorn, which I haven’t read for ages and it is just…it’s so weird to read. Because I like it so much. It’s a good story.
But it’s Twilight. But then…it also isn’t. The characters are likeable, logical, reasonable people, who care about each other and care about the world around them too. They’re not perfect, they have their flaws, but they act in understandable and sympathetic ways. It’s as if they’re the characters they were always meant to be, and I find myself genuinely liking Bella Swan and even (god help me) liking Edward too. I like them individually and I root for them as a couple.
The story is exciting. There’s action. There’s suspense. There are twists that I didn’t see coming. There are a whole host of new characters interacting with each other and established characters in ways that introduce whole new relationships. There are a bunch of awesome female characters. There are canonically queer characters. There are morally grey characters whose moral ambiguity isn’t constantly glossed over and apologised for.
It’s just so damn entertaining, and I know in my heart that it’s not a perfect story but I enjoy it so much because the author just takes all that wonderful potential that Twilight had and runs with it, turning it into something creative and enjoyable, even with the basic framework still recognisable underneath.
robots who don’t understand sexism
robots who are incapable of computing why someone would catcall a woman or why people would mock women for being emotional or bossy or whatever because that is how that human is made, why would you find issue with a human functioning the way they are designed?
robots who spend days going in and out of different environments to study and experiment with active sexism and always finding the victim afterward to apologize and do their best to compensate the victim and put them at ease and help them with any resulting problems with the sexism
robots launching thorough and patiently efficient programs and charities and learning environments to combat sexism because it is obvious that this is an incredibly inefficient and counterproductive and harmful part of humans’ lives